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 for Arquebuse
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Arquebus \Ar"que*bus\, Arquebuse \Ar"que*buse\ (?; 277), n. [F.
     arquebuse, OF. harquebuse, fr. D. haak-bus; cf. G.
     hakenb["u]chse a gun with a hook. See Hagbut.]
     A sort of hand gun or firearm; a contrivance answering to a
     trigger, by which the burning match was applied. The musket
     was a later invention. [Written also harquebus.]
     [1913 Webster]

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