crossbow

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crossbow:

see bow and arrowbow and arrow,
weapon consisting of two parts; the bow is made of a strip of flexible material, such as wood, with a cord linking the two ends of the strip to form a tension from which is propelled the arrow; the arrow is a straight shaft with a sharp point on one end and
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Crossbowmen were highly regarded in some countries.
So into the flickering green jungle the army marched--a long, colorfully dressed line of pike men, horsemen, dog handlers, crossbowmen and slaves.
You use your mouse to click on a unit you want to use - for example, Uruchai crossbowmen or Elven archers - and then point at the unit you want to attack.
In Calicut, Da Gama cut off the hands of the personnel of several ships he had plundered and hanged the survivors from the masts where he ordered his crossbowmen to indulge in target practice as they unleashed arrows at them in full view of the victims' relatives on shore.