One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Musket fire.‘a terrible explosion of musketry’
- ‘That accomplished, we had to pass through an enfilading fire of musketry until we gained the peach orchard (at the northern base of Cemetery Hill).’
- ‘I did so and on the morning of the 27th, Sunday, I was awakened about 1/2 past 3 with musketry and cannon shots close by.’
- ‘‘Boys, do you hear that rattle of musketry and the roar of artillery? ‘he asked his soldiers.’
- ‘A crash of musketry followed, and when the smoke lifted there sat Washington, to the amazement of all, unharmed.’
- ‘Aerial shots of the beleaguered fort, with Mexican troops climbing scaling ladders, lit by flashes of musketry, are striking.’
- 1.1 Soldiers armed with muskets.‘the Prussian musketry’
- ‘The Allies' superior musketry, with artillery support, eventually broke the French infantry which retreated in considerable disorder.’
- 1.2 The art or technique of handling a musket.
- ‘The days of a few weeks' drilling and musketry, then off to war, are long gone.’
- ‘In 1841 he entered the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst, followed by a commission in the Grenadier Guards where he developed a special interest in musketry.’
- ‘Brent and I had seen to that when we refined her eye at musketry.’
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