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Yet look as I might, everywhere did I see a breast-piece, morion, pike or arquebus.
His voice was like the yelp of an arquebus in the beginning of a battle.
Seizing an arquebus, he instantly closed his eyes and fired.The Luck of Roaring Camp and Other Tales
"An early Dutch arquebus, which you see in the corner," was the reply.Bat Wing
Caliver,” therefore, is practically synonymous with “arquebus.
- a portable long-barrelled gun dating from the 15th century: fired by a wheel-lock or matchlockAlso called: hackbut, hagbut
C16: via Old French harquebuse from Middle Dutch hakebusse, literally: hook gun, from the shape of the butt, from hake hook + busse box, gun, from Late Latin busis box
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