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D - Dag to doric

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A large ornate printed capital letter D with pistols, short swords, books and a fossil.

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 n a type of hand firearm, a pistol; 
2 v to shoot. 

In Scotland, a country whose independence for centuries was only maintained by force of arms, and whose internal history down to the middle of the 18th century was a record of civil wars and family feuds, the possession of arms was a necessity and not a luxury.
C.E. Whitelaw 1923. Scottish Firearms.