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  • A small brass-mounted powder-horn completed the equipment.

    la charge de la compagnie Franche de la Marine du musée Stewart au fort de l'île Ste-Hélène

  • He wore a huge leather apron, which reached to his left shoulder, and which a hammer, a red handkerchief, a powder-horn, and all sorts of objects which were upheld by the girdle, as in a pocket, caused to bulge out.

    Les Miserables

  • A small brass-mounted powder-horn completed the equipment.

    Archive 2008-06-22

  • It seems that in our day there is sometimes found a powder-horn with bullets, sometimes an old pack of cards greasy and worn, which has evidently served the devil.

    Les Miserables

  • Here is the cottage interior, the usual first flat, with the cloak upon the nail, the rosaries of onions, the gun and powder-horn and corner-cupboard; here is the inn (this drama must be nautical, I foresee Captain Luff and Bold Bob Bowsprit) with the red curtain, pipes, spittoons, and eight-day clock; and there again is that impressive dungeon with the chains, which was so dull to colour.

    Memories and Portraits

  • This phantom (which, by the bye, happened to be no other than the cook) was a tall, long-legged, meagre, swarthy fellow, that stooped very much; his cheek-bones were remarkably raised, his nose bent into the shape and size of a powder-horn, and the sockets of his eyes as raw round the edges as if the skin had been pared off.

    The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle

  • We presented a few articles, which pleased him highly: a small shawl, a razor, three bunches of beads, some buttons, and a powder-horn.

    Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa

  • Lieut. Herne went to search for his powder-horn, and that failing, to find some spears usually tied to the tent-pole.

    First footsteps in East Africa

  • They dashed against the roof with a dull sound, fluttered past my ears, sending a cold shiver through me, and settled on my white powder-horn on the wall.


  • Perhaps I had nothing to give her but my powder-horn, I thought.



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