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elder-gun: popgun made of a hollowed shoot of elder, i.e. a harmless weapon H5 IV. i. 213. ∥ ‘Elderne gun’ is used by Sir T. Overbury, a Warwickshire-bred man, and ‘eller-gun’ is found in the mod. Cheshire dialect.
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