Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to Biscay in Spain.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to Biscay, one of the three Basque provinces of Spain, or to its people.
  • n. A native or an inhabitant of Biscay.
  • n. [lowercase] Milit.: A long and heavy musket, usually carried on a permanent pivot, for use on fortifications or the like.
  • n. A heavy bullet, usually of the size of an egg; one of the separate balls of grape- or case-shot.

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Examples

  • There is not one which has not had its bullet or its biscayan. 6 The skeletons of dead trees abound in this orchard.

    Les Miserables

  • I honestly want one or two of everything, but I use restraint and only pick up weird canned seafood cuttlefish in its own ink, baby octopus in garlic and codfish in biscayan sauce, canned San Marzano tomatoes, Papadams, canned sweet fried peppers and Moretti polenta.

    Holiday party season officially begins « I HEART BACON

  • One of their cuirasses, pierced on the shoulder by a ball from a biscayan, is in the collection of the Waterloo Museum.

    Les Miserables, Volume II, Cosette

  • There is not one which has not had its bullet or its biscayan.

    Les Miserables, Volume II, Cosette

  • One of their cuirasses, pierced on the shoulder by a ball from a biscayan, [9] is in the collection of the

    Les Misérables

  • There is not one which has not had its bullet or its biscayan. [

    Les Misérables

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