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14 June, 03:11

Excerpt from An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

Ambrose Bierce

The other bank of the stream was open ground - - a gentle slope topped with a stockade of vertical tree trunks, loopholed for rifles, with a single embrasure through which protruded the muzzle of a brass cannon commanding the bridge.

What is the BEST meaning of the word muzzle as it is used in this sentence?

A) a leather or wire restraining appliance

B) a restraint on free movement or expression

C) the forward discharging end of the barrel of a firearm

D) the forward projecting part of the head of certain animals

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  1. 14 June, 04:51
    Hi! The forward discharging end of the barrel of a firearm. C is your answer
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