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crossbow

General Crossword Questions for “crossbow”

  • Medieval weapon
  • Tell's weapon
  • William Tell's weapon
  • Check front of ship for weapon
  • To pass through Cockney territory you need a weapon
  • Grumpy old film actress set off a quarrel
  • They make a bolt for it
  • Angry over crook bringing weapon
  • Angry suitor reported to have weapon

Encyclopedia

  • A crossbow is a weapon consisting of a bow mounted on a stock that shoots projectiles, often called bolts or quarrels. Historically, crossbows played a significant role in the warfare of East Asia, Europe, and the Mediterranean. — “Crossbow - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • A repeating crossbow is a crossbow where the separate actions of stringing the bow, placing the bolt and shooting it can be accomplished with a simple one-handed movement while keeping the crossbow stationary. This allows a higher rate of fire than a normal crossbow. — “Repeating crossbow - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Crossbow was the code name of the World War II campaign of Anglo-American "operations Crossbow bombing resumed after the first V-2 attack and included a. — “Operation Crossbow - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org

Quotations

  • To proceed: every time he passed with his vessel he anchored in a cove that was not two crossbow shots from the garden where Zoraida was waiting; and there the renegade, together with the two Moorish lads that rowed, used purposely to station himself, either going through his prayers, or else practising as a part what he meant to perform in earnest. — “Don Quixote” by Miguel De Cervantes
  • A crossbow hung on a wooden peg; the bow was of wood, and, therefore, not very powerful; bolts and square-headed quarrels were scattered carelessly on the floor under it. — “After London; or, Wild England” by Richard Jefferies

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