Pieces of artillery stood at the gates, guarded by bombardiers, linstock in hand.
The first thing he perceived was the linstock cut in two by a pair of shears.
Wat Kilby, whose eyes had been fixed on Janet staring out of the window, uttered a low growl, and lit the linstock.
So, throwing away the linstock, he began to run; and the Spaniards came up with him and killed him.
It was attached to a linstock (fig. 18), a forked stick long enough to keep the cannoneer out of the way of the recoil.
Pop went the colonel's ready carbine, and the Malay fell over dead, and the linstock flew out of his hand.
This was applying the linstock to the priming with a vengeance.
linstock, lin′stok, n. a staff to hold a lighted match for firing cannon.
A tall artillerist stood, with linstock and fuse, near the breech, waiting for the order to fire.
They wheel that upon the approaching boat, and Independence holds the linstock over the fuse-hole.
forked staff used for firing a cannon, 1570s, from Dutch lonstok, from lont "match" + stok "stick."