One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
See caliberin combination ‘a large-calibered gun’
- ‘Well, they brought in a few too many suits and got rid of several of the good, hardworking factory workers of Chattanooga, Tennesee, who know that you don't mess with the finely calibered sweetness-to-nausea ratio of seasonal classics like Brach's pumpkins, candy corn, and jelly beans.’
- ‘This is a paper target handgun and small calibered rifle range.’
- ‘Whereupon the man drew a heavy calibered revolver and shot him in the abdomen, the bullet coming out through his side.’
- ‘In fact, the only large calibered piece not thus mounted is the Schneider mortar, a very efficient weapon, having a remarkably smooth recoil, which has a range of over six miles.’
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