Words nearby linstock
Origin of linstock
Examples from the Web for linstock
At the last moment one of the gunners ran back, linstock in hand, to give one more shot.
Linstock, lin′stok, n. a staff to hold a lighted match for firing cannon.
So, throwing away the linstock, he began to run; and the Spaniards came up with him and killed him.The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898: Volume XXXI, 1640|Diego Aduarte
Linstock in hand the brawny gunner on the poop stood ready to answer them when the word should be given.The Sea-Hawk|Raphael Sabatini
The gallant gunners, linstock in hand, watched by the guns loaded with bags of bullets and with chain shot.The Legend of Ulenspiegel, Vol. II (of 2)|Charles de Coster