How to use Musket in a sentence
He grasped a musket and took aim at the French.
Another musket missed fire but flashed in the pan.
He obeyed reluctantly, and on the 14th of June 1835 was wounded by a musket bullet in the calf of the leg.
He was shot dead by a musket bullet in the retreat.
And Dolokhov swore at him in coarse soldier's Russian and shouldering his musket walked away.Advertisement
In 1643 he was again under arms, performing "all duties of a common soldier" and "frequently holding his musket in one hand and his book in the other."
Suddenly he heard musket fire quite close in front of him and behind our troops, where he could never have expected the enemy to be.
Another prodded his horse with the butt end of a musket, and Pierre, bending over his saddlebow and hardly able to control his shying horse, galloped ahead of the soldiers where there was a free space.
The marshals and generals, who were nearer to the field of battle but, like Napoleon, did not take part in the actual fighting and only occasionally went within musket range, made their own arrangements without asking Napoleon and issued orders where and in what direction to fire and where cavalry should gallop and infantry should run.
In another side street a sentinel standing beside a green caisson shouted at him, but only when the shout was threateningly repeated and he heard the click of the man's musket as he raised it did Pierre understand that he had to pass on the other side of the street.Advertisement
A musket and bayonet were the main weaponry a soldier carried.
The musket was designed to fire cone-shaped bullets with a spin to further penetrate the opposing infantry.
Soldiers carried their musket cartridges and tools in a leather covered tin usually attached to their belt beside a cap box.
The French Charleville Infantry Musket eventually took a prominent place on the battle field.
As the men were evidently determined to oppose any attempt at landing, a musket was discharged between them, in the hope that they would be frightened by the noise, but it produced no effect beyond causing one of them to drop his bundle of spears, of which, however, he immediately repossessed himself, and with his comrade resumed the same menacing attitude.Advertisement
At his trial by court-martial in Dublin, Tone made a manly straightforward speech, avowing his determined hostility to England and his design "by fair and open war to procure the separation of the two countries," and pleading in virtue of his status as a French officer to die by the musket instead of the rope.
But this refinement was long looked upon as a mere fad, both by the soldiers who used the smooth-bore (or converted rifle) musket, and by experienced short-range snapshooters.
Of games the young Moors play a great number; the principal one is a kind of football, more like that of Siam and Burma than that of England; wrestling and fencing are popular, but the chief amusement of the adult Moors is the "powder-play" (la ` ab el bariid), which consists of a type of military tournament, the horsemen going through lance and musket exercises or charging in review fashion, firing volleys as they gallop. Other recreations much in favour throughout Morocco are music, singing, jugglery, snake-charming and acrobatic performances.
Brown Bess Nickname of the British smoothbore musket, originally applied to the Long Land Pattern musket.
Realizing the inefficiency of their old missiles when opposed to musket balls, they laid aside their bows, and armed themselves with spears, swords or other weapons fitted for close combat.Advertisement
The large squares of pikemen and archers which had earlier overcome mounted cavalry, now became targets for artillery and musket fire.
You will get the opportunity not only drive tanks and missile carriers but also take part in musket firing and all things military.
Being closely pursued by the savages, one of them fired a musket over their heads.
They had 15-25 muskets per company, depending on the period and unit, and by 1601 1/3 of the shot were musket armed.
The cavalry was armed with Sharps carbines, which were superior to the rifled musket.Advertisement
December 2001 Notes 1 First generation warfare was the era of massed lines and columns of troops, and the muzzle-loading musket.
The slavers, accustomed to the smooth-bore musket, had thought themselves quite safe at such a distance.
They carried an India pattern flintlock musket with socket bayonet.
Suddenly one shot after another rang out from the French, smoke appeared all along their uneven ranks, and musket shots sounded.
Cannon and musketry, mingling together, thundered on the right and in the center, while the capotes of Lannes' sharpshooters were already seen crossing the milldam and forming up within twice the range of a musket shot.
Having passed the Guards and traversed an empty space, Rostov, to avoid again getting in front of the first line as he had done when the Horse Guards charged, followed the line of reserves, going far round the place where the hottest musket fire and cannonade were heard.
The wattle wall the men had brought was set up in a semicircle by the Eighth Company as a shelter from the north, propped up by musket rests, and a campfire was built before it.
This one, a young soldier, his face deadly pale, his shako pushed back, and his musket resting on the ground, still stood near the pit at the spot from which he had fired.