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  • n  an early style of musket; a slow-burning wick would be lowered into a hole in the breech to ignite the charge

  • Harry Byrd was not on the Senate floor when Freshman Humphrey first discharged his matchlock.
  • It begins with an adolescent Will composing lyrics in the forest of Charlcote Park, carries him through his matchlock wedding with Anne Hathaway and up to London.
  • Two Munich gunmakers, for example, used bone, ivory, chiseled steel and beaten gold to decorate a combined wheel lock and matchlock for Maximilian of Bavaria around 1600, with .

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