Reference Entry

Pistol

Edited by Susie Dent

in Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

Edition 19

Published by Chambers Harrap Publishers

Published in print January 2012 |
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199990009

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The word has been popularly associated with Pistoia, the Italian city famed for its manufacture of weapons. The true origin

Reference Entry.  94 words. 

Subjects: History of English

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