GRANADO

, in Artillery, is a little shell or hollow globe of iron, or other matter, which, being filled with powder, is fired by means of a small fusee, and thrown either by the hand, or a piece of ordnance. As soon as it is kindled, the case slies in pieces, to the great danger of all that stand near it. Granadoes serve to set fire to close and narrow passages, and are often thrown with the hand among the soldiers, to disorder their ranks; more especially in those posts where they stand thickest, as in trenches, redoubts, lodgments, &c.

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Entry taken from A Mathematical and Philosophical Dictionary, by Charles Hutton, 1796.

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