In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1the rattle of musketry — las descargas de los mosquetes
- A crash of musketry followed, and when the smoke lifted there sat Washington, to the amazement of all, unharmed.
- 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).
- Aerial shots of the beleaguered fort, with Mexican troops climbing scaling ladders, lit by flashes of musketry, are striking.
- ‘Boys, do you hear that rattle of musketry and the roar of artillery? ‘he asked his soldiers.
- 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.
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