Sentence Examples with the word short iron

The short iron guns of large calibre designed by General Robert Melville, and first cast in 1779, were called carronades from this their place of manufacture.

Into each end wall is built a short iron tube sloping downwards towards the centre, and through this is passed a bundle of five 3-in.

There is usually fixed above the sucker a short iron valverod, with a device known as a rivet-catcher to prevent damage to the pump by the dropping of rivets from the pump-rods.