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Arbalest meaning

Noun: arbalest

Pronunciation:(aa(r)-bu-list)

Arbalest meaning:

  • 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

arbalest and arbalest meaning. An engine that provided medieval artillery used during sieges; a heavy war engine for hurling large stones and other missiles
Medieval catapult,seen in the town hall of Mercato San Severino, Italy.

Derived forms: arbalests
Quotations:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Charles Theodore – Ye have, even as these damned Calvinists, cuirasses, lances, halberds, swords, daggers, arbalests, knives, cudgels, pikes, the town falconets and culverins.
  4. Charles – He looked, and there was poor Denys sinking, sinking, weighed down by his wretched arbalest.
  5. 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.
  6. Arthur Conan – Ten archers, with thirty shipmen, under the master, may hold the waist while ten lie aloft with stones and arbalests.
  7. Arthur Conan – “Which weapon hath the vantage now?” cried the Brabanter, Strutting proudly about with shouldered arbalest, amid the applause of his companions.

Sample sentences:

  1. 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.
  2. His queries of course have reference to the long bow, and not to the arbalest, or cross-bow.
  3. Three times during the night they threw this Greek fire at us from the above-mentioned ‘perriere,’ and four times with the arbalest.
  4. Holding the arbalest with one hand, Daoud vaulted into the saddle.
  5. On thy back, said he sharply, and seizing the arbalest and taking a stroke forward he aided the desired movement.
  6. The arbalest is said by some writers to be of Italian origin.
  7. Our bullets and cannon-balls have lengthened into bolts like those which whistled out of old arbalests.
  8. He rode with one hand holding the arbalest across the saddle in front of him, the other on the reins, guiding his mount.
  9. They set out, and the first thing Denys did was to give Gerard his arbalest, etc., and mount a high tree on the road.
  10. Then opening a large chest that stood against the wall, he rummaged a moment, and at last withdrew an arbalest quarrel.
  11. Though now I carry but an arbalest, the gun is my mistress, and my patron is the gunner’s saint, St. Barbara.
  12. But that meant the men from the inn would soon be within the arbalest’s short range.
  13. To my mind the long-bow is a better weapon than the arbalest, but it may be ill for me to prove it.
  14. And now he closed the door, and, going to the window, which was little more than an arrow-slit, he shouldered his arbalest.
  15. He then lay down beside him, with one hand on his arbalest, and drew the bear-skin over them, hair inward.
  16. On this bird, I deemed, he meant to try his skill with the arbalest.
  17. And with that he began winding up his arbalest hastily.
  18. 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.
  19. His arbalest was leveled on me.