A shotgun with a bore corresponding to the diameter of a round bullet of which twelve constitute a pound in weight: [as modifier]: they found a twelve-bore shotgun in the basement
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- Walters was sentenced to life for murder and handed an eight-year concurrent jail term for possessing a twelve-bore shotgun.
- The severe gale blows the individual raindrops horizontally at you - with what feels like the force of a twelve-bore shotgun.
- If you possess any piece of tweed clothing, a handlebar moustache or a manservant, you may proceed to blast the bird in question with a twelve-bore shotgun.
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