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lin·stock

 (lĭn′stŏk′)
n.
A long forked stick for holding a match, formerly used to fire cannon.

[Obsolete lyntstock, alteration (possibly influenced by lint, used for tinder) of Dutch lontstok : lont, match + stok, stick (from Middle Dutch stoc).]

linstock

(ˈlɪnˌstɒk)
n
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a long staff holding a lighted match, formerly used to fire a cannon
[C16: from Dutch lontstok, from lont match + stok stick]

lin•stock

(ˈlɪnˌstɒk)

n.
a staff with one end forked to hold a match, formerly used in firing cannon.
[1565–75; < Dutch lontstock matchstick]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.linstock - a stick about a meter long with a point on one end (to stick in the ground) and a forked head on the other end (to hold a lighted match); formerly used to fire cannons
stick - an implement consisting of a length of wood; "he collected dry sticks for a campfire"; "the kid had a candied apple on a stick"
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He had still the linstock of his gun in his own hand.
Now thousands of feet and bayonets moved and halted at the officers' command, turned with banners flying, formed up at intervals, and wheeled round other similar masses of infantry in different uniforms; now was heard the rhythmic beat of hoofs and the jingling of showy cavalry in blue, red, and green braided uniforms, with smartly dressed bandsmen in front mounted on black, roan, or gray horses; then again, spreading out with the brazen clatter of the polished shining cannon that quivered on the gun carriages and with the smell of linstocks, came the artillery which crawled between the infantry and cavalry and took up its appointed position.
Ferneze implies that someone, perhaps himself, will give a signal to the linstock bearer, who will light it from a nearby torch and give it to the man designated to ignite the fuse.
A group of well grown bulling heifers all sired by proven sires from Linstock Castle sold to average PS658 The next dairy sale at Borderway takes place on Wednesday, July 15, and features 90 fresh cows and heifers in the Border & Lakeland Holstein Club sale.
Flintoff, 36, was already on nine points for speeding and in danger of an automatic ban with another three points after admitting being behind the wheel when flashed by a camera doing 87mph on the M6, near Linstock, Cumbria on January 28 this year, Carlisle Magistrates' Court heard.
It is not known how he will plead over the incident on the M6 near Linstock, Cumbria, in January.
He had sliced off the cannoneer's hand, lighted linstock and all.
Over the centuries it has been one of the main goals of armsmakers and gun designers to do as much destruction as possible with the least amount of effort--a single pull of a trigger, jerk of a lanyard or touch of a linstock.
The Chorus refers to the "nimble gunner" who "With linstock now the devilish cannon touches" before Harfleur (3.
Three bins were also wrecked in nearby Linstock Way, a short while later.
Newmarket-based Ben Hanbury made his first visit to Carlisle for 18 years and went home happy after watching Neqaawi open her account at the fourth attempt under Kevin Darley in the Linstock Fillies' Handicap.
Newmarket-based Ben Hanbury made his first visit to the course for 18 years and went home happy after watching Neqaawi open her account at the fourth attempt under Kevin Darley in the Linstock Fillies' Handicap.