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Heavy Ordnance.

--A rifled cannon, said to be the largest in the world, was recently tried at Shoeburyness, England. It weighs six tons, and carries 174 lb. shot. It is made of puddled steel, and contains the greatest mass of this material ever put together. With a charge of 28 lbs. powder, it is stated, a shot was thrown 5¾ miles.

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