employed for blunderbusses, wall-pieces, and small artillery.
A structure on which grapevines are trained.
Previous to 1547 (time of Edward VI.) grapes were brought from Flanders to England.
The vine was introduced into England in 1552.
The statements of the growth of the vine in Britain (time of Julius Caesar) seem to lack confirmation.
One of the largest vines in Europe is that of Hampton Court Palace, near London, the famous palace built by Cardinal Wolsey and given to Henry VIII.
It is stated to have been planted in 1769, and to have produced 2,272 bunches of grapes in a season, weighing over 2,000 pounds; its stem being thirteen inches in girth.
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