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Musketeer   /mˌəskətˈɪr/   Listen

A foot soldier armed with a musket.

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"Musketeer" Quotes from Famous Books

... the Palace, and the so-called Military Household of the old Bourbon monarchy revived, with the privileges and the insignia belonging to the period before 1775. Young nobles who had never seen a shot fired crowded into this favoured corps, where the musketeer and the trooper held the rank and the pay of a lieutenant in the army. While in every village of France some battered soldier of Napoleon cursed the Government that had driven him from his comrades, the Court revived at Paris all the details of military ceremonial ...
— History of Modern Europe 1792-1878 • C. A. Fyffe

... clown's parade with the eyes of an anxious hawk, disgruntled nervousness plain in every line of his body. Then Oliver remembers that he saw a slim Chinese girl in loose blue silks go off the floor ten minutes or so ago with a tall musketeer. He goes over and touches Ted on a particolored arm—the latter is dressed as a red and gilt harlequin—and feels the muscles he touches twitch under ...
— Young People's Pride • Stephen Vincent Benet

Words linked to "Musketeer" :   infantryman, foot soldier, marcher, musketry, footslogger, musket

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