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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.
11) The Genoese crossbowmen, out in the front of the French army, began to fight, though they had not had time to retrieve their shields.
After an attack by crossbowmen and infantry, the van of the French cavalry charged impetuously through their own infantry across the stream and up the slope on the other side.
Peace and Plenty was commissioned by the Guild of Crossbowmen in 1614 to celebrate a peace treaty with Spain in the Eighty Years war, to hang above the fireplace of their meeting room in the town hall.
The Magna Charta demanded removal of "all alien knights, crossbowmen, sergeants and mercenary soldiers.
Article XLI stated "[t]hat the King shall remove all Foreign Knights, Stipendiaries, Crossbowmen, Infringers, and Servitors who came with horses and arms to the injury of the kingdom.