Farmer Giles of Ham?My favorite writer J.R.R. Tolkien has this to say about a Blunderbuss :
"Some may well ask what a blunderbuss was. Indeed , this very question , it is said,
was put to the Four Wise Clerks of Oxenford, and after thought they replied:
'A blunderbuss is a short gun with a large bore firing many balls or slugs,
and capable of doing execution within a limited range without exact aim.
( Now superseded in civilised countries by other firearms )'