faskula

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Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Passkugel.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /fasˈku.la/
  • Rhymes: -ula
  • Syllabification: fas‧ku‧la

Noun[edit]

faskula f

  1. (historical, military) a cannonball whose diameter is the same as the muzzle's
    • 1888, Henryk Sienkiewicz, chapter 19, in Potop[1], volume 3:
      Szańce, ile ich było, zadymiły naraz, ziemia drżała w posadach; leciały postaremu na dach kościelny ciężkie faskule i bomby i granaty i pochodnie w rury oprawne, lejące deszcz roztopionego ołowiu i pochodnie bez oprawy i sznury i szmaty.
      All the intrenchments began to smoke simultaneously, the earth trembled in its foundations; as of old there flew on the roof of the church heavy balls, bombs, grenades, and torches fixed in cylinders, pouring a rain of melted lead, and naked torches, knots and ropes.

Declension[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • faskula in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • faskula in Polish dictionaries at PWN