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- n. Alternative spelling of musket.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See musket.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See musket, musket.
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A musquet is a more expensive machine than a javelin or a bow and arrows; a cannon or a mortar than a balista or a catapulta.
We accordingly placed double sentries during the night, and made every man sleep with his loaded musquet at hand.
They stopped when they came within two musquet-shots of me, as if they had waited to see which way I took.
Prince Charles, who told him, he should not much mind the parties that were looking for him, were he once but a musquet shot from them; but that he was somewhat afraid of the highlanders who were against him.
To the country people, who seldom visit the towns where traders make any stay, a musquet is an object of the greatest terror, and will frighten away dozens of them.
He was likewise particular in requiring to know what was the weight of the musquet balls in use, and within what distance they might be expected to take effect when fired off.
The menace of pointing a musquet to them was frequently used; and in one or two instances it was fired off, though without being attended with fatal consequences.
The only resource at these times is to shew a musquet, and if the bare sight is not sufficient, to fire it over their heads, which has seldom failed of dispersing them hitherto, but how long the terror which it excites may continue is doubtful.
In vain did the sergeant point his musquet at him.
Through the shoulder had passed a musquet ball, which had divided the subclavian artery and caused death by loss of blood.