from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See musket, musket.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun See musket.

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  • noun Alternative spelling of musket.


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  • A musquet is a more expensive machine than a javelin or a bow and arrows; a cannon or a mortar than a balista or a catapulta.

    I. Book V. Of the Expences of the Sovereign or Commonwealth 1909

  • We accordingly placed double sentries during the night, and made every man sleep with his loaded musquet at hand.

    The Journal of a Mission to the Interior of Africa, in the Year 1805 2008

  • Prince Charles, who told him, he should not much mind the parties that were looking for him, were he once but a musquet shot from them; but that he was somewhat afraid of the highlanders who were against him.

    Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides 2006

  • They stopped when they came within two musquet-shots of me, as if they had waited to see which way I took.

    Sir Charles Grandison 2006

  • To the country people, who seldom visit the towns where traders make any stay, a musquet is an object of the greatest terror, and will frighten away dozens of them.

    Travels in Nubia 2004

  • He was likewise particular in requiring to know what was the weight of the musquet balls in use, and within what distance they might be expected to take effect when fired off.

    The Life of Samuel Johnson LL.D. 2004

  • The only resource at these times is to shew a musquet, and if the bare sight is not sufficient, to fire it over their heads, which has seldom failed of dispersing them hitherto, but how long the terror which it excites may continue is doubtful.

    The Expedition to Botany Bay 2003

  • In vain did the sergeant point his musquet at him.

    The Settlement at Port Jackson 2003

  • Through the shoulder had passed a musquet ball, which had divided the subclavian artery and caused death by loss of blood.

    The Settlement at Port Jackson 2003

  • The menace of pointing a musquet to them was frequently used; and in one or two instances it was fired off, though without being attended with fatal consequences.

    The Expedition to Botany Bay 2003


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