from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun A roll or case of paper, etc., holding a charge for a firearm; a cartridge.
- noun A cartridge box.
- noun A wooden case filled with balls, to be shot from a cannon.
- noun A gunner's bag for ammunition.
- noun A military pass for a soldier on furlough.
- noun A cantalever, console, corbel, or modillion, which has the form of a scroll of paper.
- noun A tablet for ornament, or for receiving an inscription, formed like a sheet of paper with the edges rolled up; hence, any tablet of ornamental form.
- noun (Egyptian Antiq.) An oval figure on monuments, and in papyri, containing the name of a sovereign.
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- noun a cartridge (usually with paper casing)
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They had no pretence to uniform save a belt and cartouch box, and a blanket rolled up tightly and worn like a huge scarf.
They pretended that the ships were not sufficient, or sufficiently furnished with provisions for a voyage to Europe, and that, therefore, General Howe contemplated the shorter voyage to Sandy Hook or Delaware; and they further pretended that some of the British soldiers had secreted their cartouch-boxes, which were, they said, comprehended in the technical term "arms," and upon such futile and unfounded pretensions they gravely concluded that the convention was broken.
The first thing which struck me forcibly was, that each of these savages was armed with a good musket, and most of them had also a cartouch box buckled round their waists, filled with ball cartridges, and those who had fired their pieces from the canoes carefully cleaned the pans, covered the locks over with a piece of dry rag, and put them in a secure place in their canoes.
Our six-shooters lay across our laps, our bowie-knives were at our sides, our cartouch-boxes, crammed with ready vengeance, swung open on our breast-straps.
Each left his work and ran to his hut, and immediately returned armed with both musket and cartouch box: apparently all the arms in the village were mustered, and all seemed ready for immediate use.
All our New Zealand friends -- the tribe of Shulitea -- were stripped naked, their bodies were oiled, and all were completely armed; their muskets were loaded, their cartouch boxes were fastened round their waists, and their patoo-patoos were fixed to their wrists.
Providentially a small barrel of water, a cag of wine, some biscuit, and a few muskets and cartouch boxes, had been thrown into the boat.
Mr. Roe's next care was to reload, but to his extreme mortification and dismay he found his cartouch box had turned round in the belt and every cartridge had dropped out: being thus deprived of his ammunition, and having no other resource left but to make his escape, he turned round and ran towards the beach; at the same time shouting loudly to apprize our people of his danger.
A neighbour of mine very lately killed a chief who had been tattooed by Aranghie, and, appreciating the artist's work so highly, he skinned the chieftain's thighs, and covered his cartouch box with it.
Many of them were distinguished by the representation of a Guillotine in miniature, and a head just severed, on their cartouch-boxes.
A Residence in France During the Years 1792, 1793, 1794 and 1795, Part II., 1793 Described in a Series of Letters from an English Lady: with General and Incidental Remarks on the French Character and Manners