Historical Examples

To add to his vexation, the arquebusier had taken the torch with him, so that he should have to proceed in darkness.
Windsor Castle William Harrison Ainsworth

“He throws his hat upon the ground far from him,” calmly answered the arquebusier.
Cinq Mars, Complete Alfred de Vigny

Then, sir, you deem that in slaying the hare, the arquebusier rid you of your witch wife?
Grisly Grisell Charlotte M. Yonge


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