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  • n. Plural form of caliver.

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Examples

  • Firstly, muskets are way more advanced than the basic Arquebuses and calivers that were the first firearms.

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  • Spaniards had, he maketh no mention of the English calivers, nor those two pieces of ordnance which were in the pinnace.

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  • Alas! the negroes are there as soon as he, and the guard, having left their calivers, are close behind them, sword in hand.

    Westward Ho!

  • A few had fusils like Sidero's, and a few bore calivers like those we had used to capture Zak.

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  • She and the rest bore calivers, arms much like fusils, but with somewhat shorter though thicker stocks and more slender barrels.

    The Urth of the New Sun

  • For he found that in shifting thence, some of them were fain to swim aland (the canoe not being able to receive them) and had left their apparel, some their rapiers and targets, some their flasks and calivers behind them; although they were towing away of one of them.

    Sir Francis Drake Revived

  • But they found the frigate armed round about with a close fight of hides, full of pikes and calivers, which were discharged in their faces, and deadly wounded those that were in the fore-ship, JOHN DRAKE in the belly, and RICHARD ALLEN in the head.

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  • He then armed his men with their calivers and their sacks of victual, "and so went with the Negroes," dragging with them two small guns, probably quick-firing guns, mounted on staves of wood or iron.

    On the Spanish Main Or, Some English forays on the Isthmus of Darien.

  • As they towed her out, the town took the alarm, the bells were rung, thirty great cannon were fired, and the garrison, both horse and foot, well armed with calivers, marched down "to the very point of the wood," to impeach them "if they might" in their going out to sea.

    On the Spanish Main Or, Some English forays on the Isthmus of Darien.

  • Drake's men at once replied with a volley from their calivers and a flight of arrows, "fine roving shafts," which did great execution.

    On the Spanish Main Or, Some English forays on the Isthmus of Darien.

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