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Arbalest

noun
(Written also arbalet and arblast)
1.
An engine that provided medieval artillery used during sieges; a heavy war engine for hurling large stones and other missiles.  Synonyms: arbalist, ballista, bricole, catapult, mangonel, onager, trebuchet, trebucket.






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... was as keen and bright as an editor's knife?' And with chastened melancholy I will respond: 'Yes, George, it is true. And moreover I was with him on the day when his mind commenced to give way. The day he offered me a full half of the spoils of my own—what do you call it?—oh, yes, arbalest.'" ...
— White Ashes • Sidney R. Kennedy and Alden C. Noble



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