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 (jə-zīl′, -zāl′)
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).]
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a long-barrelled Afghan musket
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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.
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.
Kipling's lament of a hundred year ago, came to my mind, two thousand pounds of education, Drops to a ten rupee jezail..."
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.
Previous repatriations to Afghanistan include: On June 2, HSI Kabul returned a late 19th century historic "jezail" rifle ammunition speed loader to the people of Afghanistan following an investigation.
Lord Jezail, an evil magician, has managed to steal the powerful Dragonslayer sword from its hiding place under Edinburgh Castle.
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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For us on the North West Frontier it was a contest in which 'Two thousand pounds of education' too often 'fell to a ten rupee jezail'.
At the battle of Maiwand, Watson recalled, "I was struck on the shoulder by a Jezail bullet, which shattered the bone and grazed the subclavian artery.