An officer ascended the steps, approached the corpse, and discharged his chassepot into the left temple.
He was collecting chassepots, and received five sous for every chassepot he brought in.
A soldier placing his chassepot at his ear blew out his brains.
Here and there a rifleman stood, his chassepot resting on the iron railing, his face turned towards the woods.
Every second the report of a chassepot rang out, sharp and clear, upon the air.
"The countersign," reiterated the garde, still holding his chassepot in the previous threatening manner.
Prosper thanked him and was moving away to rejoin Silvine when he caught sight of a chassepot, partially buried in a furrow.
chassepot, a French breech-loading rifle named from the inventor.
Though doubtful of his ability to "tell at sight a chassepot rifle from a javelin," I was in no way surprised.
chassepot, shas′po, n. the kind of bolt-action breechloading rifle adopted by the French army in 1866.
bolt-action breechloading rifle used by French forces in the Franco-Prussian War, 1870, named for French inventor Antonine-Alphonse Chassepot (1833-1905).