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  • n. Plural form of shako.


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  • Back in the early 1990s, Dave Alsop sculpted a limited range of 1805-07 Russians in bicorns and stovepipe shakoes.

    Archive 2007-12-01

  • They wore their own uniforms again, but twice in the first five minutes they were cursed by angry women and Sharpe realized that the people of the city did not recognize the green and brown jackets and so, before someone tried a shot from an alleyway, they stripped off their coats, tied their shakoes to their belts and walked in shirtsleeves.

    Sharpe's Escape

  • A small group of chasseurs in green coats, black silver-looped shakoes and with carbines slung on hooks on their white crossbelts trotted close by.

    Sharpe's Battle

  • They were continually taking off their shakoes and wiping sweat from their faces with their frayed red cuffs.

    Sharpe's Battle

  • The redcoats were reloading, their ramrods rising and falling over their dark shakoes.

    Sharpe's Battle

  • As the French column came closer and the threat of its drums louder, the bread was abandoned beside the upturned shakoes that served as cartridge holders.

    Sharpe's Siege

  • It drummed on men's shakoes, it flooded into the galleries carved into the ramparts, and its noise made even the firing of the twelve-pounders seem dull.

    Sharpe's Siege

  • The two Corporals, magically transformed into redcoats with tall, black shakoes, helped hustle the nine men towards the inn.

    Sharpe's Regiment

  • Sharpe paraded them formally, stripped them of packs, canteens, pouches, haversacks, greatcoats and shakoes, and he watched as the Sergeants searched each man and his equipment for drink.

    Sharpe's Enemy

  • He knelt behind the rampart again, levelled the telescope, and saw eight Riflemens 'shakoes lined on the topmost stones of the watchtower.

    Sharpe's Enemy


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