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  • And Bashti, who had never feared death all his long life and who had laughed a joke with his forefinger blown off by the bursting flint-lock pistol, smiled gleefully to himself, for his glee was intellectual and in admiration of this half-grown puppy whom he rapped on the nose with

    CHAPTER XV

  • This presented an opportunity for gaining results which all thought should not be lost, so our guide, an Indian named "Cut-mouth John," seized upon it, and giving hot chase, soon, overtook the poor creature, whom he speedily killed without much danger to himself, for the fugitive was armed with only an old Hudson's Bay flint-lock horse-pistol which could not be discharged.

    She Makes Her Mouth Small & Round & Other Stories

  • This amazingly graceful actor builds his character out of body language-it's in his quick, stealthy gait, his cautious grin, the way he loads a flint-lock rifle.

    Mann In The Wilderness

  • But yeah, “Black Betty” is a cover of what seems to have been an old African-American work song first recorded by Huddie “Lead Belly” Ledbetter way back in the day, although it seems Ledbetter got it from a marching cadence about a flint-lock rifle.

    “Black Betty had a child, bam-ba-lam, damned thing gone wild”

  • I propose a duel with flint-lock pistols at 20 paces between Kristol and Ahmadinejad.

    Think Progress » Former Military and Diplomatic Officials Caution Against Striking Iran

  • Weapons: — 2 flint-lock guns, 2 for percussion caps, 2 breach-loader carbines, 5 boarding cutlasses, 4 sabers, 2 barrels of powder, each containing twenty-five pounds; 12 boxes of percussion caps.

    The Mysterious Island

  • For weapons they selected the two flint-lock guns, which were likely to be more useful to them than the percussion fowling-pieces, the first only requiring flints which could be easily replaced, and the latter needing fulminating caps, a frequent use of which would soon exhaust their limited stock.

    The Mysterious Island

  • The old flint-lock musket which he carried in the army of Washington under the command of General Philip Schuyler, by and after whom one of his sons was named, is still kept as a treasure in the family and was on exhibition at Dryden's Centennial Celebration.

    Living in Dryden: December 2003 Archives

  • There would have been no order of battle, no pomp of war, but a murderous strife, a quick firing of breech-loaders, and volleys from flint-lock muskets, mixed with the flying of spears and twanging of bows, the cowardly running away at once, pursued by yelping savages; and who knows how it all would have terminated?

    How I Found Livingstone

  • Of these men 1,500 were armed with guns — flint-lock muskets, German and French double-barrels, some English

    How I Found Livingstone

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