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  • n. Plural form of bayonet.

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Examples

  • In an effort to please his ultramontane Catholicsubjects, Louis-Napoleon dispatched French troops to the Eternal City, and by their bayonets was the temporal jurisdictionof the Pope, Pius IX, supported.

    FORGE OF EMPIRES 1861-1871

  • Remind me to tell you the one about the house renovations, the possum, me, dad, Vernon and the world war one sword bayonets some time...

    Look what I found under a car...

  • The row upon row of cutlasses, sword bayonets, and muskets on the shelves above him glittered coldly in the lantern light.

    The Terror

  • Maybe three rifles fired, but the rest of the men kept charging to take their sword bayonets to an enemy that could not stand against an attack from front and back.

    Sharpe's Havoc

  • The Frenchman screamed as he was pulled down the hill to where three sword bayonets chopped at him, and then Vicente's Portuguese, realizing they could not shoot the French, began hurling rocks at them and the big stones drew blood, made men flinch, and Sharpe bellowed at his Riflemen to close with the enemy.

    Sharpe's Havoc

  • They took the long sword bayonets from their scabbards and slotted them onto the rifle muzzles.

    Sharpe's Havoc

  • The rifles, their muzzles weighted with sword bayonets, came up.

    Sharpe's Rifles

  • The long sword bayonets, brass-handled, hunted forward.

    Sharpe's Siege

  • He left his own advance party till last, the fifteen men sitting in their own group and putting the last touches to sword bayonets that were already sharp.

    Sharpe's Enemy

  • Neither cavalry nor artillery had they to support them -- their bayonets were their hopes; and their wise general placed them accordingly in squares, and at such distances as that one might support the other, while each would protect itself, independently, if necessary.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 13, No. 359, March 7, 1829

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