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  • 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”,
  • Crossbows can be bought and owned by adults over 18 years of age in some states such as Control on transport of crossbows between states has increased to prevent unauthorised use of imported crossbows.[1]. — “Laws on crossbows - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”,
  • This history of crossbows documents the historical development and use of the crossbow. Some of these riders would carry small, powerful all-metal crossbows of their own. — “History of crossbows - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”,


  • Far from it, finding a shower of stones rained upon him, and crossbows and muskets unnumbered levelled at him, he wheeled Rocinante round and, as fast as his best gallop could take him, fled from the midst of them, commending himself to God with all his heart to deliver him out of this peril, in dread every step of some ball coming in at his back and coming out at his breast, and every minute drawing his breath to see whether it had gone from him. — “Don Quixote” by Miguel De Cervantes
  • Such an effort must disconcert the aim; these crossbows were worked upon a carriage, and it was difficult to keep the carriage steady even when stakes were inserted by the low wheels. — “After London; or, Wild England” by Richard Jefferies


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