Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Capable of resisting the force of a musket-ball.

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Examples

  • Ranald instantly seized him in his arms, and bore him back from the edge of the precipice, while he dolefully ejaculated, “I always told the immortal Gustavus, Wallenstein, Tilly, and other men of the sword, that, in my poor mind, taslets ought to be made musket-proof.”

    A Legend of Montrose

  • Hungary had been intercepted by the garrisons of Raab and the other towns on the Danube, which still held out for the emperor; and so little did he care to disguise his apprehensions for his own safety, that he visited the lines only in a litter rendered musket-proof by plates and lattices of iron!

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 54, No. 334, August 1843

  • MacCarthy and others, attacked Ballybeggan Castle, plundered and burnt the house of Mr. Henry Huddleston, and did the same to the house and haggards of Mr. Hore, where they built an engine called a saw, having its three sides made musket-proof with boards.

    The Reminiscences of an Irish Land Agent

  • In addition to the fourteen gunboats, Eads also converted seven transports into musket-proof "tinclads," and built four mortarboats.

    James B. Eads

  • Prior to this, 'on January 31, 1641, Walter Hussey, with Florence MacCarthy and others, attacked Ballybeggan Castle, plundered and burnt the house of Mr. Henry Huddleston, and did the same to the house and haggards of Mr. Hore, where they built an engine called a saw, having its three sides made musket-proof with boards.

    The Reminiscences of an Irish Land Agent

  • The landward approach was guarded by a strong rampart of felled trees, which the soldiers had formed into a breastwork and abattis which might almost be called musket-proof.

    French and English A Story of the Struggle in America

  • Now these arrows we know to have been in high favour for their power of penetrating musket-proof defences about the time of the

    Fighting Instructions, 1530-1816 Publications Of The Navy Records Society Vol. XXIX.

  • Mr. Eads built, during the war, fourteen heavily armored gunboats, four heavy mortar boats, and converted seven transports into musket-proof gunboats, or "tin-clads," as they were called on the river.

    Great Fortunes and How They Were Made

  • Ranald instantly seized him in his arms, and bore him back from the edge of the precipice, while he dolefully ejaculated, ` ` I always told the immortal Gustavus, Wallenstein, Tilly, and other men of the sword, that, in my poor mind, taslets ought to be made musket-proof. ''

    A Legend of Montrose

  • All were built high like castles, their upper works musket-proof, their main timbers four or five feet thick, and of a strength it was supposed no English cannon could pierce.

    By England's Aid Or, the Freeing of the Netherlands, 1585-1604

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