Historical Examples

The morions of our arquebusiers lined the bulwarks, for the company thought these two men were going most surely to their death.
In Search of Mademoiselle George Gibbs

He was taken thither in a coach with an escort of arquebusiers.
The Historical Nights Entertainment, Second Series Rafael Sabatini

De Candia was posted with two small falconets and three arquebusiers on the roof of the fortress.
South American Fights and Fighters Cyrus Townsend Brady

The marshal prepared his arquebusiers to attack, beginning with a skirmish.
The book of the ladies Pierre de Bourdeille Brantme

To add to the discomforts, a drenching rain fell upon us and the arquebusiers had much ado to keep their gun-matches alight.
In Search of Mademoiselle George Gibbs

Some arquebusiers of Zurich came and announced the disorder of the Cantons.
History of the Great Reformation, Volume IV J. H. Merle D’Aubign

A hundred and twenty archers from the city, a hundred bowmen, and a hundred arquebusiers kept order.
The Bath Keepers, v.1 (Novels of Paul de Kock Volume VII) Charles Paul de Kock

They were followed in the boat by four arquebusiers, and overtaken.
The Voyages of Pedro Fernandez de Quiros Pedro Fernandez de Quiros

Subsequently,’ the inn-keeper proceeded to say, ‘the regiment of the arquebusiers of the Guard entered Paris.
The Pocket Bible or Christian the Printer Eugne Sue

The Sergeant landed with twelve arquebusiers to secure a position.
The Voyages of Pedro Fernandez de Quiros Pedro Fernandez de Quiros


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