artillerist


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ar·til·ler·ist

 (är-tĭl′ər-ĭst)
n.
A soldier in the artillery; a gunner.

artillerist

(ɑːˈtɪlərɪst)
n
1. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a person who uses or is a member of the artillery
2. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a person who supports or is skilled in the use of artillery
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Artillerists always commanded the chief place of favor.
Nevertheless, these valiant artillerists took no particular account of these little facts, and felt justly proud when the despatches of a battle returned the number of victims at ten-fold the quantity of projectiles expended.
He was alone, if the solitary sentinel who paced the mound be excepted; for the artillerists had hastened also to profit by the temporary suspension of their arduous duties.
"When the spirit suffers so deeply, the body is insensible to pain," returned the more refined, though scarcely so spirited Middleton; "would to Heaven that some of my trusty artillerists might fall upon this accursed encampment!"
Ilahi Bakhsh was the most prominent artillerist. In 1831 on the occasion of meeting between Lord William Bentick and Maharaja Ranjit Singh, Ilahi Bakhsh presented his own firing skills.
The 1855 edition of Leaves gives many such "sentimental hagiographies," like Whitman's mother giving "remembrance and fondness" to a "red squaw" (1855, 75), an "old artillerist" retelling the siege of the Alamo (40), or a "Yankee phantom" weeping over the loss of republican morals (89).
Before embarking on his globe-making enterprise in 1854, Felkl served in the Austro-Hungarian army as an artillerist. It is assumed he was first introduced to the craft of globe-making while stationed in Mainz, Austria.
An early book review says, "We read of nothing but the minutest details of bodily and mental pain: of tragedies like A Horseman in the Sky,' where a skirmisher shoots his father (of the opposite faction), who has bound him to 'do his duty' in the war; like 'Coulter's Notch,' where an artillerist plays upon his own house, held by the enemy, and slaughters unwittingly his wife and child" ("Novels" 241; see also Partrige 12).
So, for a professional artillerist, it might be more convenient to fire sparrows with a gun than with a catapult.
(3.) Gottfried Gilbert, Der Artillerist: Unterrichtsbuch fur Rekruten, Kanoniere, Unteroffiziere und deren Lehrer (Berlin: Offene Worte, 1923), 191-98.
Among others, the Brest fortress was protected by frontier guards K.Abrakhmanov, v.Lobanov, shooter K.imankulov, machine-gunner E.Kachanov, v.fursov, artillerist G.
It is also indispensable for artillerist's in defending their pieces against such a charge, and for infantry defending a breach ...