Definition of Linstocks
1. Noun. (plural of linstock) ¹
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Definition of Linstocks
1. linstock [n] - See also: linstock
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Linstocks
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Literary usage of Linstocks
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Sunset by Southern Pacific Company, Southern Pacific Company. Passenger Dept (1910)
"The men at the cannon examined the priming, and then seized their linstocks and saw that they were lighted. It was all the work of a moment, ..."
2. History of California by Theodore Henry Hittell (1898)
"The men at the cannon examined the priming and then seized their linstocks and saw that they were well lighted. It was all the work of a moment— and then ..."
3. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union by John Sheldon Moodey, George Breckenridge Davis, Leslie J. Perry, Joseph William Kirkley, Henry Martyn Lazelle, Robert Nicholson Scott, United States War Dept, United States Congress. House, Fred Crayton Ainsworth, United States War Records Office (1900)
"... boxes, 8 linstocks. 25000 pounds of powder in magazines, 175900 ball cartridges of all kinds, 12 muskets, rifled; 42 muskets, ..."
4. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy (1904)
"The artillerymen quenched the burning linstocks. An officer shouted ' Fire!' and two whistling sounds of clinking tin rang out one after another. ..."
5. The American Revolution by George Otto Trevelyan (1912)
"On each occasion the British artillery-men carried away the linstocks, and brought them back again when the enemy were repulsed, and the guns recovered. ..."
6. Publications by Shakespeare Society (Great Britain) (1853)
"play'd their ensigns, up with all their fights ; their matches in their cocks ; their smoking linstocks are likewise fired within their gunners' hands ..."
7. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: During by William Brown, Edward Thurlow Thurlow, Alexander Wedderburn Rosslyn, Great Britain Court of Chancery, Robert Belt (1820)
"efore a dividend, to which A. would be entitled, he ran have no allowance, in tlie price, for the dividend which would have become due, if linstocks had not ..."