the cross-bows bended

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the cross-bows bended,

Original French:  les arbeleſtes bandées,

Modern French:  les arbelestes bandées,



Notes

Design for a giant crossbow

Design for a giant crossbow

da Vinci, Leonardo (1452–1519), Design for a giant crossbow. Leonardo da Vinci.net

arbaleste

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

Cotgrave, Randle (–1634?), A Dictionarie of the French and English Tongue. London: Adam Islip, 1611. PBM

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Posted 10 February 2013. Modified 21 August 2018.

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