from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A musketeer.
- n. A turn-over collar, usually of plain starched linen, and broad, worn by women about 1850.
- n. A cloak of cloth, trimmed with ribbons or narrow bands of velvet, and having large buttons, worn by women about 1855.
To this remonstrance, which was delivered with a very significant countenance, the mousquetaire made no other reply, but that of echoing his assertion with a loud laugh, in which he was joined by his confederates.
She was clad in pink, with a wide-brimmed straw hat ornamented with a mousquetaire plume, and was laughing mischievously.
With a long vividly striped stockinet neck wrinkling like a mousquetaire glove, the neat small head that so closely fitted his own neat small head, the tweaked, interrogative ears, -- Beautiful-Lovely, the Wolf Hound, reared up majestically in his own chair.
'Mousquetaire' comes from a French word for 'footsoldier armed with a musket.'