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  • noun Plural form of musketoon.


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  • There were arms of various sorts, such as musketoons, pistols, pikes, and hangers, fixed against the after-bulkhead, and there was a table in the centre, surrounded by strong wooden chairs.

    Roger Willoughby A Story of the Times of Benbow

  • The repeated shouts of “Ashton and Bucklaw for ever!” the discharge of pistols, guns, and musketoons, to give what was called the bridal shot, evinced the interest the people took in the occasion of the cavalcade, as they accompanied it upon their return to the castle.

    The Bride of Lammermoor

  • There were ancient fowling pieces, musketoons, horse-pistols, and even a matchlock.

    Sharpe's Rifles

  • There were even musketoons, an ancient matchlock, six blunderbusses, eight duck guns, and a fine duelling pistol that had yet another bullet mould in its wooden case.

    Sharpe's Siege

  • The vanguard were men with pikes and musketoons and axes; the rearguard were women who kept watch and ward over the household treasures.

    Woman on the American Frontier

  • For the next half-hour we were just within extreme range of the carbines and musketoons.

    Jim Davis

  • When the signal at length was given and the cannoniers fired their pieces, and the musketoons were shot off, many men fell.

    Don Rodriguez; chronicles of Shadow Valley

  • Now Rodriguez as he advanced with his sword, when the musketoons were empty, had already chosen his adversary.

    Don Rodriguez; chronicles of Shadow Valley

  • When a few men fell wounded there by the discharge of the musketoons this overlapping was even more pronounced.

    Don Rodriguez; chronicles of Shadow Valley

  • Yet, when both armies advanced after the discharge of the musketoons and the merry noise of the cannon, this occurred as the result of chance, which no leader can be held accountable for; so that those that speak of treachery in this battle, and deliberate outflanking, lie.

    Don Rodriguez; chronicles of Shadow Valley


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