crossbowman


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cross·bow

 (krôs′bō′, krŏs′-)
n.
A weapon consisting of a bow fixed crosswise on a wooden stock, with grooves on the stock to direct the projectile.

cross′bow′man n.
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While Orderic gives further detail about how Geoffrey Martel was shot by a crossbowman during negotiation of a truce, he says nothing about Bertrada's complicity in his death.
In these pages, Stow makes London's Old Jewry a synecdoche for an entire religion and people apprehended under the mark of belatedness: the Jews who dwelt there appear in his narrative as always already vanished, such as one "Benomy Mittun" (or "Bonevia Mitun") who had been the owner of a house deeded by Henry III to Semane the crossbowman, or one "Moses of Canterbury" whose house had been escheated to a Christian.
A comprehensive history of the most feared of battlefield specialists, from the Swiss crossbowman who shot King Richard I in 1199, to the technologies of the twenty-first century.