- An engine that provided medieval artillery used during sieges; a heavy war engine for hurling large stones and other missiles
Synonyms: catapult, arbalist, ballista, bricole, mangonel, onager, trebuchet, trebucket, arblast
Derived forms: arbalests
- Elizabeth Gilbert – What’s more, I believe in argument and I even love it. Argument is our most steadfast pathway toward truth, for it is the only proven arbalest against superstitious thinking, or lackadaisical axioms.
- Elizabeth Gilbert – I was born into argument. Argument was my first nursemaid. Argument is my lifelong bedfellow. What’s more, I believe in argument and I even love it. Argument is our most steadfast pathway toward truth, for it is the only proven arbalest against superstitious thinking, or lackadaisical axioms.
- Charles Theodore – Ye have, even as these damned Calvinists, cuirasses, lances, halberds, swords, daggers, arbalests, knives, cudgels, pikes, the town falconets and culverins.
- Charles – He looked, and there was poor Denys sinking, sinking, weighed down by his wretched arbalest.
- Hilaire – Its elasticity of aim was far superior, and, most important of all, its rate of fire was something like three to one of the arbalest.
- Arthur Conan – Ten archers, with thirty shipmen, under the master, may hold the waist while ten lie aloft with stones and arbalests.
- Arthur Conan – “Which weapon hath the vantage now?” cried the Brabanter, Strutting proudly about with shouldered arbalest, amid the applause of his companions.
- I cannot unshackle myself from argument, Ambrose. Recall that I am Henry Whittaker’s daughter. I was born into argument. Argument was my first nursemaid. Argument is my lifelong bedfellow. What’s more, I believe in argument and I even love it. Argument is our most steadfast pathway toward truth, for it is the only proven arbalest against superstitious thinking, or lackadaisical axioms.
- His queries of course have reference to the long bow, and not to the arbalest, or cross-bow.
- Three times during the night they threw this Greek fire at us from the above-mentioned ‘perriere,’ and four times with the arbalest.
- Holding the arbalest with one hand, Daoud vaulted into the saddle.
- On thy back, said he sharply, and seizing the arbalest and taking a stroke forward he aided the desired movement.
- The arbalest is said by some writers to be of Italian origin.
- Our bullets and cannon-balls have lengthened into bolts like those which whistled out of old arbalests.
- He rode with one hand holding the arbalest across the saddle in front of him, the other on the reins, guiding his mount.
- They set out, and the first thing Denys did was to give Gerard his arbalest, etc., and mount a high tree on the road.
- Then opening a large chest that stood against the wall, he rummaged a moment, and at last withdrew an arbalest quarrel.
- Though now I carry but an arbalest, the gun is my mistress, and my patron is the gunner’s saint, St. Barbara.
- But that meant the men from the inn would soon be within the arbalest’s short range.
- To my mind the long-bow is a better weapon than the arbalest, but it may be ill for me to prove it.
- And now he closed the door, and, going to the window, which was little more than an arrow-slit, he shouldered his arbalest.
- He then lay down beside him, with one hand on his arbalest, and drew the bear-skin over them, hair inward.
- On this bird, I deemed, he meant to try his skill with the arbalest.
- And with that he began winding up his arbalest hastily.
- The courtier was bending down, and by the creaking sound that reached him Ercole guessed his occupation to be the winding of the arbalest string.
- His arbalest was leveled on me.