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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Arquebusier A soldier armed with an arquebus. "Soldiers armed with guns, of whatsoever sort or denomination, appear to have been called arquebusiers ."
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. arquebusier,


In literature:

Four lusty arquebusiers escorted the Jacobin.
"The Path of the King" by John Buchan
In another moment, the Duke of Suffolk had gained the platform, and the arquebusiers were seen near the head of the stairs.
"Windsor Castle" by William Harrison Ainsworth
In this he stationed an ambuscade of arquebusiers and crossbowmen.
"Chronicle of the Conquest of Granada" by Washington Irving
It represents a company of arquebusiers, energetically emerging from their Guild House on the Singel.
"The Harris-Ingram Experiment" by Charles E. Bolton
From the Turkish forecastle the arquebusiers at first severely galled the Christians.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 1-20" by Various
De Candia was posted with two small falconets and three arquebusiers on the roof of the fortress.
"South American Fights and Fighters" by Cyrus Townsend Brady
On board he placed a hundred arquebusiers and eighty sailors, prepared to fight on land, if need were.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 85, November, 1864" by Various
This was protected by a battery of heavy guns, and a file of arquebusiers, who kept up an incessant volley through the opening.
"The True Story Book"
On both sides of the road which the retreating army had to traverse the Spaniards had placed in ambush a large force of arquebusiers.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 5 of 8" by Various
Two companies of mounted arquebusiers rode in the front.
"History of the Reign of Philip the Second, King of Spain." by William H. Prescott
The Jesuit Possevin was right when he led two thousand arquebusiers against the Protestants in Piedmont.
"Klytia" by George Taylor
Surrounded by a body-guard of arquebusiers, he was there in person to superintend the removal of the Moriscoes.
"History of The Reign of Philip The Second King of Spain" by William H. Prescott
The rest was divided among the arquebusiers, who were charged not to throw a shot away.
"Antony Waymouth" by W.H.G. Kingston
A company of Spanish arquebusiers surrounded us.
"The Pocket Bible or Christian the Printer" by Eugène Sue
It was painted in 1642, ten years after the Lesson in Anatomy, for the Kloveniers Doele (Arquebusiers Shooting Company).
"The Standard Galleries - Holland" by Esther Singleton
Wenzinger, perceiving that his arquebusiers had no time to load again, immediately ordered his lanzknechts to advance.
"'Midst the Wild Carpathians" by Mór Jókai
The jeweller assured the arquebusiers that he had paid a hundred and twenty crowns for the article, but this Guzman denied.
"Legends & Romances of Spain" by Lewis Spence
The naked men, believing that an angel from heaven, a good arquebusier, had come to their rescue, fell upon their knees.
"The Legend of Ulenspiegel, Vol. II (of 2)" by Charles de Coster
The regiment consisted of 10-16 "ensigns" or companies, each of about 150 pikemen and 50 arquebusiers.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 5" by Various
They were followed in the boat by four arquebusiers, and overtaken.
"The Voyages of Pedro Fernandez de Quiros" by Pedro Fernandez de Quiros