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Trebuchet

 

a hurling engine with a long arm that pivots between two posts. At one end of the arm is a weight, at the other is a sling or simply a projectile. The trebuchet could hurl a 20-kilogram stone a distance of 100–150 meters. Dating from antiquity, the weapon was used until the 15th century in the siege of fortresses.

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Couillard stated that it's important that anyone who is considering joining the surge of people who have been crossing the United States border into Canada in recent weeks know what they're facing.
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During the trip the First Minister will meet with the Premier of Quebec, Philippe Couillard and deliver a speech on UK constitutional reform.
Given the work we have undertaken to promote Wales abroad over the past year, we are anticipating a strong performance when the latest official figures are released shortly." During the trip the First Minister will meet with the Premier of Quebec, Philippe Couillard, and attend a business reception with the British Consulate and UKTI at the Stock Exchange Tower.