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  • noun Plural form of musquet.


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  • We sent a messenger from Tambico to inform the Faranba of our arrival, and he sent his son in the evening with twenty-six men armed with musquets, and a great crowd of people, to receive what we had to give him.

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

  • In the course of half an hour, the whole camp was drunk; musquets were then brought in, and a feu-de joie fired, with ball, in the hut where we were sitting.

    Travels in Nubia 2004

  • On the road to Choissi, a fiacre, or hackney-coach, stopped, and out came five or six men, armed with musquets, who took post, each behind a separate tree.

    Travels through France and Italy 2004

  • The boats put off without delay; and an attack from the shore instantly commenced: they threw spears, stones, firebrands, and whatever else presented itself, at the boats; nor did they retreat, agreeable to their former custom, until many musquets were fired over them.

    The Settlement at Port Jackson 2003

  • Luckily, those on board the ship had already observed the commotion and a boat was ready, into which captain Ball, with several of his people stepped, armed with musquets, and put off.

    The Settlement at Port Jackson 2003

  • As the people had of course separated in the search, three men still remained out; and being fearful that the darkness of the night might prevent them from finding the camp, fired several musquets, and kindled a fire upon the plains.

    Journals of Two Expeditions into the Interior of New South Wales 2003

  • Under the new regime of paper, Cobbett complained, "a printing press, a ton or two of rags every year, and an engraver's tool" had done more harm "than all the powder, ball, cannons, swords, and musquets that Europe contains" (Register 29 [1815], 334-35).

    William Cobbett and the Politics of System 1997

  • As soon as they saw the musquets presented they fell flat upon the decks and by that means saved themselves from being kill'd.

    The Press-Gang Afloat and Ashore

  • As it was almost impossible, they being stripp'd and bareheaded, besides having their faces besmeared with powder, for us to judge them by their looks, I concluded they must be a Parcell of Light-headed Frenchmen run mad, and thinking it by no means prudent to let them kill my men in such a ridiculous manner, I ordered the marines, who were standing upon the quarter-deck with their musquets shoulder'd, to fire upon them.

    The Press-Gang Afloat and Ashore

  • -- The manufactories in this country that have fallen under my observation are one of rifles at Lancaster, another of musquets at Connecticut, and at German Town, in Pennsylvania, a peculiar sort of winter stockings.

    Travels in the United States of America Commencing in the Year 1793, and Ending in 1797. With the Author's Journals of his Two Voyages Across the Atlantic. William Priest


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