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  • n. Alternative spelling of jingal.


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  • Of shallow draught, and of size varying in accordance with the waters they are destined to patrol, I have seen them as large as twenty tons and as small as a skiff, having an old flint gingall mounted forrard with all the circumstance of a 12-inch gun.

    Life and sport in China Second Edition

  • Large bodies of infantry and gingall-men were seen marching from all quarters to the town.



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  • "As he spoke a swivel-gun and a gingall flashed aboard the proa. The gun's half-pound ball kicked up earth on the breastwork; the gingall's bullet—probably a rounded stone—passed overhead with a wavering howl."

    --Patrick O'Brian, The Nutmeg of Consolation, 40

    A Sea of Words: "A heavy musket fired from a rest or a light gun mounted on a swivel, sometimes on a carriage. Used primarily in China and India." (214)

    March 6, 2008