the three musketeers

Three Musketeers, The

noun
French Les Trois Mousquetaires. a historical novel (1844) by Alexandre Dumas père.
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(1844) A novel by the French author Alexandre Dumas, set in seventeenth-century France. The Three Musketeers are comrades of the central character, D'Artagnan, a man younger than they, who becomes a musketeer after performing many daring deeds. The motto of the Three Musketeers is “All for one and one for all.”

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