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  • noun Plural form of musket.

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Examples

  • These included a matchlock "forced upon" the former by the Sind Amir Mir Rustam Khan, fifty remount horses "with permission to use them if need be, 100 muskets from the stores of Bukkur (through Colonel Gordon), and 33 matchlocks costing Rs. 8 each." back

    Connecting Histories in Afghanistan: Market Relations and State Formation on a Colonial Frontier

  • “Why, sir, Señor Yanez is the gunsmith—the muskets were his responsibility,” Gladwyn said, smiling a thin smile.

    The Berrybender Narratives

  • The infantry were brave and well-disciplined, but their muskets were the worst in Europe, being mostly of the pattern of 1754, while over-regimentation had led to formalized tactics that discouraged initiative.

    THE CAMPAIGNS OF NAPOLEON

  • The infantry were brave and well-disciplined, but their muskets were the worst in Europe, being mostly of the pattern of 1754, while over-regimentation had led to formalized tactics that discouraged initiative.

    THE CAMPAIGNS OF NAPOLEON

  • This was a dramatic but ineffectual form of protest, because nearly all the muskets were the private property of the men themselves, who soon came back to take their favourite weapons up again.

    The Great Fortress : A chronicle of Louisbourg 1720-1760

  • The glint of their muskets is the message from their illustrious sovereign of her feeling to this part of her kingdom.

    Peg O' My Heart

  • They rested an hour at the village where he had slept overnight; the muskets were a quarter of a mile to the rear of them.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith

  • They rested an hour at the village where he had slept overnight; the muskets were a quarter of a mile to the rear of them.

    Vittoria — Complete

  • They rested an hour at the village where he had slept overnight; the muskets were a quarter of a mile to the rear of them.

    Vittoria — Volume 4

  • To drop their sledge-lines and seize their muskets was the work of a moment.

    The World of Ice

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