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  • n. Plural form of falconet.

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Examples

  • The dialogue was here interrupted by a shot or two from one of those small pieces of artillery called falconets, then used in defending castles.

    The Abbot

  • Sixteen horses accompanied the expedition, and it had ten heavy cannon, four light field-guns, called falconets, and a good supply of ammunition.

    Days of the Discoverers

  • They were accompanied by two pieces of small artillery called falconets, each having a bore of two inches and carrying a shot weighing about a pound and a half, being, with the three arquebusiers,

    South American Fights and Fighters And Other Tales of Adventure

  • Pedro de Candia, with a few soldiers and the artillery, comprehending under this imposing name two small pieces of ordnance called falconets, he established in the fortress.

    The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 09

  • He was provided with ten heavy guns, four lighter pieces called falconets, and with a good supply of ammunition.

    History of the Conquest of Mexico, with a Preliminary View of Ancient Mexican Civilization, and the Life of the Conqueror, Hernando Cortes

  • Swivel-gun: Swivel-guns, which come in varieties also known as falcons, falconets, or robinets, can take a 1-2 pound solid shot or be filled with a dozen pistol shots.

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  • She was built man-of-war fashion with a sharp prow, long lines that held the promise of speed, a high forecastle and a raised poop with a battery of small swivel-mounted falconets.

    Champlain's Dream

  • “We made bonfires in honour of the birth of my lord the Duke of Orléans, and began afresh to make our cannon and falconets thunder, with good store of musketry, though not until after we had sung a Te Deum for the occasion.”

    Champlain's Dream

  • She was built man-of-war fashion with a sharp prow, long lines that held the promise of speed, and a raised poop with a battery of small swivel-mounted brass falconets.

    Champlain's Dream

  • Amyas, in quality of body-guard: and, as was common enough in those days, had turned soldier for the nonce, and taken under his patronage two or three rusty bases (swivels) and falconets

    Westward Ho!

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