horse-pistol


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Synonyms for horse-pistol

a large pistol (usually in a holster) formerly carried by horsemen

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After he has gotten himself up regardless of expense, in showy, baggy trowsers, yellow, pointed slippers, fiery fez, silken jacket of blue, voluminous waist-sash of fancy Persian stuff filled with a battery of silver-mounted horse-pistols, and has strapped on his terrible scimitar, he considers it an unspeakable humiliation to be called Ferguson.
And it was blim, blam, blim, six times an' twice over, with his two big horse-pistols, an' the house perforated like a cullender.