Weapons & War
List of weapons.
Things that can be used to hurt or restrain other people or animals.
Razor wire, or barbed tape is similar to barbed wire but is designed to stop humans rather than animals from passing. There is a single strand of barbed wire in the picture. Razor wire has sharp blades made from pressed stainless steel along its length. The blades are designed to give very bad cuts to anyone trying to climb over it.
A rifle is a type of weapon that is designed to be fired while supported by your shoulder, unlike small guns which are simply held in your hand. Rifles are most often used for hunting, or by the military. Older rifles could only fire one bullet at a time, some modern rifles fire in bursts, or can fire continuously.
Sparring is a term for a fight, usually one for training purposes. Sparring might also mean a fight as part of a competition, and can be used to talk about a non-physical contest, such as verbal sparring. Once a fight is fueled by emotion and gets out of control, it isn't sparring.
Stocks were usually put in a public place, where the person being punished was humiliated. Passers-by were free to hurl abuse, rotten fruit or other filth at the person in the stocks.