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Synonyms for arquebus

an obsolete firearm with a long barrel

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Arquebus director Matt Lewis said: "In our examination of cartridge cases in Serbia, using ballistic analysis systems not currently available in the country, we were able to identify connections relating to around 50 shootings, a considerable number of which were previously unknown to the relevant investigators.
I decided to take my money and run - too young to die for some poncy prince who doesn't know his arse from his arquebus.
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.
Another is Japan's Warring-States Period, from 1467 to the late 16th century, when Japan perfected the arquebus musket and developed precocious infantry tactics and formations that were then exported to Korea in Hideyoshi's invasion of 1592-8.
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.
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?
armour that was virtually arrow-proof, whereas an arquebus slug
Physical acedia, the domineckered dong withered Like a chicken's slung neck; though you Try to burke it, 'tis still an arquebus in brumal season.