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bowstring

the string of an archer's bow, usually consisting of three strands of hemp
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WINNER: Jamie Spencer pilots Baraka to victory ahead of Bowstring at Lingfield on Saturday
This forced me to draw closer to my bow arm and chest, inviting collision between my bowstring and my body.
Pay close attention to what you put on your arrows and your bowstring, Kaufhold says, and it's possible to pick up anywhere from one or two feet per second (fps), or even 10 fps or more.
However, as he stood before each target he carefully pulled back the bowstring, aimed and smoothly released the arrow.
John Gosden is responsible for Ribblesdale runner-up Twyla Tharp, Bowstring, Shastye and Playful Act.
Bowstring went for home half a mile out but Echoes In Eternity followed her through and ran on strongly to score by a length from Mazuna (100-1).
NOCKING POINT: Archery term for the place on the bowstring where the arrow is held.
The bridge over the River Aln has twin bowstring arches leaning back from either side of the bridge at Lesbury.
A striking new bowstring arch bridge over the River Usk is a key part of the scheme, which is programmed to take just over two years to complete.
Remnants of original bowstring trusses are incorporated into the new building.
Cam-operated bows are most accurate when used with mechanical bowstring releases.