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

  • noun A soldier armed with an arquebus.

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  • noun a soldier armed with an arquebus


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  • The rest were all sailors, but among them there were Columbus's secretary, an alguazil, or person commissioned in the civil service at home, an "arquebusier," who was also a good engineer, a tailor, a ship carpenter, a cooper and a physician.

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  • A midshipman, he arrived aboard the Dordrecht serving as an arquebusier.

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  • As he ran past, the arquebusier shouted something about Susanoo, the kami of storms, and how he was punishing them for their arrogance.

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  • The back of his head was a bloody mess, and Taro saw the Ikko-ikki arquebusier, a hundred paces back up the hill, kneeling, reloading.

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  • An arquebusier aimed at a stag and wounded an Indian warrior, which threatened to disrupt the expedition.

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  • The other man cannot be identified, but was also a skilled arquebusier.

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  • At this moment an arquebusier leveled his piece from a neighboring mound, with deadly aim; but the watchful

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  • -- Then delivered a snap kick that flattened an arquebusier trying to fire on Margo.

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  • As he came up the arquebusier began to whistle his eternal "Rappel d'Aunis" once more, and the figures near the wall closed in around the buttress.

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  • The wicket was open, for until compline ingress and egress was free; nevertheless, there was a sentry on duty, an arquebusier, who paced slowly up and down whistling the "Rappel d'Aunis," stopping only to exchange some barrack-room badinage with every serving-wench who, as she went out or came in, found a moment or so to spare for him.

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