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Old May 13, 2013, 04:44 PM   #76
Lucas McCain
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The point you are all arguing over is called Homographs. Homographs are words that are spell the same, pronounced the same, but have 2 different meanings. Proper usage in both the AMERICAN language and the ENGLISH language. That would be a whole different thread!
Repeating rifles came of age when the bolt action rifle was developed. they were designed with box style or tubular magazines. When the detachable magazine was developed and with the ease that it could be installed and removed they started to call it a clip, because of the fact it could snap into place.
Magazine also refers to a place that is specially built and dedicated to the use of storage for gun powder or other explosive.
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