jezail


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je·zail

 (jə-zīl′, -zāl′)
n.
A long-barreled musket with a curved stock, formerly used in Afghanistan and nearby regions of Central and South Asia.

[Persian jazā'il, jazā'ir, probably from Arabic jazā'il, pl. of jazīl, large (perhaps in reference to the long barrel and typically large bore).]

jezail

(ˈdʒɛzaɪl)
n
a long-barrelled Afghan musket
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I had remained indoors all day, for the weather had taken a sudden turn to rain, with high autumnal winds, and the Jezail bullet which I had brought back in one of my limbs as a relic of my Afghan campaign throbbed with dull persistence.
I had a Jezail bullet through it some time before, and, though it did not prevent me from walking, it ached wearily at every change of the weather.
There I was struck on the shoulder by a Jezail bullet, which shattered the bone and grazed the subclavian artery.
Among the weapons are a pure steel Ottoman pistol, dating back to the 18th century, and a 300-year-old Jezail rifle made entirely of wood and metal.
A scrimmage in a Border Station, A canter down some dark defile Two thousand pounds of education Drops to a ten-rupee jezail.
He quotes Kipling's lines from "Arithmetic on the Frontier" when a colonial officer, representing "Two thousand pounds of education/Drops to a ten rupee jezail," the jezail being the long matchlock rifle still used by the locals in Kipling's day.
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The jezail was held in such high esteem by the British that it was still a thing of legend well into the 1870s, where it was considered by some armchair generals to be more than a match for the modern Martini-Henry.
In the 19th century, Afghans habitually used bipods on their flintlock jezails.
Men were armed with long-barrelled rifles, the famous jezails, more accurate and with a longer range than the British muskets.
Kabul was captured, occupied as it is today but, again like today, the surrounding countryside was ruled by the Taliban of their time, tribesmen armed with long-barreled rifles, jezails, more accurate and with a longer range than the British muskets.
We were up against Asia's finest guerilla fighters, mountain warriors whose long-barrelled rifles, their jezails, were far more effective than the British smooth bore muskets.