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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Arquebus  \Ar"que*bus\,  Arquebuse  \Ar"que*buse\  (?;  277),  n.  [F. 
  arquebuse,  OF  harquebuse,  fr  D.  haak-bus;  cf  G. 
  hakenb["u]chse  a  gun  with  a  hook.  See  {Hagbut}.] 
  A  sort  of  hand  gun  or  firearm  a  contrivance  answering  to  a 
  trigger,  by  which  the  burning  match  was  applied.  The  musket 
  was  a  later  invention.  [Written  also  {harquebus}.]