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 Bayle (2 syl.).Bayonets. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Bay’onet.
 
So called from La Bayonette, a lower ridge of the Montage d’Arrhune. A Basque regiment, early in the seventeenth century, running short of powder, stuck their knives into their muskets; and charged the Spaniards with success. Some derive this word from Bayonne.   1
 


 Bayle (2 syl.).Bayonets. 

 
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