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the cross-bows bended,

Original French:  les arbeleſtes bandées,

Modern French:  les arbelestes bandées,


arbaleste

A Crosse-bow; also, a Bow-net; also, the sinewie Cross-bow, wherewith a man shoots, not deere, but his deerest.

Randle Cotgrave [–1634?]
A Dictionarie of the French and English Tongue
London: Adam Islip, 1611
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Posted 10 February 2013. Modified 6 January 2015.

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