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Calvary Cemetery: Civil War Memorial Day Service at 10 a.m. includes a Catholic Mass, followed by a patriotic ceremony with artillery and musket salute, the 1st Brigade Band, and a speech by Air Force Sgt.
The 5th Connecticut Regiment — in full colonial dress — will interact with all civilians, who can also watch demonstrations of 18th-century medicine, open-fire cookery, camp life, marching and musket firing.
Also, hands-on displays and demonstrations including musket and artillery firing, and a fashion show.
The labels are masculine (bearing an image of Ben Milam with a musket) yet elegant (the label design on the barrel-proof bourbon was inspired by Coco Chanel perfume).
These firearms predate the flintstock pistols and muskets of the 17th century.
Every time a player scores a touchdown, a group clad in Revolutionary War garb fires off blanks into the air with their muskets filled with black gunpowder.
Back then linear infantry formations would have to wait their turn before shooting each other with muskets.
Men dressed in Revolutionary War costumes fire muskets after New England touchdowns at Gillette Stadium.
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In the early era of firearms, cannons of lesser size such as the falconet were sometimes named for birds of prey. Following this pattern, Italians applied moschetto or moschetta, meaning "sparrow hawk," to a small-caliber piece of ordnance in the 16th century. Spaniards borrowed this word as mosquete and the French as mosquet, but applied it to a heavy shoulder firearm rather than a cannon; English musket was borrowed soon thereafter from French. The word musket was retained after the original matchlock firing mechanism was replaced by a wheel lock, and the wheel lock by the flintlock. As the practice of rifling firearms-incising the barrel with spiral grooves to improve the bullet's accuracy-became more common, musket gradually gave way to the newer word rifle in the 18th and 19th centuries.
MUSKET Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of musket for English Language Learners
: a type of long gun that was used by soldiers before the invention of the rifle
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