Hardly had Colonel Plouernel uttered these words when they heard a lively rattle of arquebus fire from the lake road.
Caliver,” therefore, is practically synonymous with “arquebus.
After being equipped with light armour, each of us took an arquebus and went ashore.
Montesinos says they also taught him to ride horseback and shoot an arquebus.
Goddard had a pike and an arquebus, while De Brsac and I had each a poniard and a rapier.
Besides these were fifty of the plainer sort, and there lacked not crossbow, lance and arquebus.
The musket and arquebus came later, and had matchlocks, an idea suggested by the trigger of the crossbow.
He was half hidden by yonder tree, but I saw the barrel of his arquebus.
And from among the bushes Ulenspiegel saw the jolly face of Lamme, and his arm raised as he hastily reloaded his arquebus.
To handle the pike or arquebus efficiently required long training, and veterans were always accepted before recruits.