arquebus


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Synonyms for arquebus

an obsolete firearm with a long barrel

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Little did Bartolomeo Beretta know in 1526 when he received an order for 185 arquebus barrels from the Doges of Venice that 486 years later his family would still be making guns under the Beretta banner in rural Gardone and be known for being the oldest family owned business in the world.
& M., c.2, [section] 17 (1557-58) (Eng.) (providing that anyone required to supply an arquebus could "carye not or use not the same Haquebut in any Highe waye, oneles it be coming or going to or from the Musters, or marching towares or from the Service of Defece of the Realme"); 8 TUDOR ROYAL PROCLAMATIONS 703 (Paul L.
The microscope, like the arquebus before it and the railway and university later, came to be a potent symbol of modernity.
One trigger-happy tormenter, an anthropomorphised winged lizard, aims an arquebus (one of the latest developments in Western weapon technology at the time) at the rich man, whose face has turned into a painful grimace while he is tortured in horrifying ways.
The arquebus or musket was not in common use until the sixteenth century (Kelly, 66-67; DeVries), a fact that makes Pistol's name and his references to handheld firearms anachronistic.
In the first half of the 15th century, they began to use matchlock arquebuses, although the first references to the Ottomans' use of tufek or hand firearms of the arquebus type (1394, 1402, 1421, 1430, 1440, 1442) are disputable.
As a result, more advanced firearms were developed in Europe and eventually spread to Asia in the sixteenth century with Japan's import of Portuguese arquebus weapons.
At the urging of his allies, Champlain stepped forward with his triple loaded arquebus (an early musket) and killed two and fatally wounded a third enemy chief.
Sub Lieutenant Madden, originally from Kibblesworth, Gateshead, and his group, nicknamed the "Soldiers in Khaki" thanks to their uniforms, boarded HMS Arquebus, one of the large landing ships designed to take troops right up on to the Normandy beaches.
Caranja also had one company of fifty men--and six cannon; more pertinently, 400 inhabitants "de espingarda" (armed with espingardas, a type of arquebus), helped to defend this place.
Luisa de Padilla believed that all young men should be able to ride horses using two different types of seats, wield arms, and shoot an arquebus and crossbow well.
The first part of Jonathan Sell's essay "The Olive, the Arquebus, and the Lion," names three of the "landscape" elements present in a rhetorical tradition which, according to the author's detailed textual reading, is all too frequently overlooked in the mimetic-political readings of sixteenth-century colonial literature, with rather misleading results in interpretation.
And what hope is there, if any, for the Indians who have no defense against the arquebus and musket, and no medicine for the pox and plague the invaders have brought with them?
the arquebus. The Turkish leaders consoled themselves with the