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  • noun Plural form of bowshot.


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  • In one interpretation, the Rabbis specify that this distance was that of two bowshots.

    Hagar: Midrash and Aggadah.

  • And the two sides remained at a distance of two bowshots from one another, for there was no retreat.

    De Re Militari: The Society for Medieval Military History » The Campaigns of Emperor Herakleios (620-6), according to the Chronicle of Theophanes Confessor

  • As described in v. 16, after Hagar had placed Ishmael under the bush, she sat down β€œat a distance, a bowshot [ki-mtahavei, literally, bowshots] away.”

    Hagar: Midrash and Aggadah.

  • So he met them two bowshots from the gate, and rode forward till he was close to the wayfarers; and when he beheld the loveliness of the women, and especially of Birdalone, who wore that day the gleaming-glittering gown which Habundia had given her, he was abashed, and deemed yet more that he had to do with folk of the

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • Later the people dared to steal down to the accursed village, and what they found there sent them shrieking away; and to that day, Goru said, no man passed within three bowshots of that silent horror.

    Wings in the Night

  • Quixote's madness reaches the confines of the greatest that can be conceived, and even goes a couple of bowshots beyond the greatest.

    Don Quixote

  • Before darkness, the Cimmerian had ridden over much of the country for several bowshots around the camp.

    Conan and The Mists of Door

  • He led us to a large woodlot several bowshots from the wall, to a glade at the lot's heart.

    The Black Company

  • On the Corinthian Road that leads west from Shadizar, three bowshots from the city walls, stands the fountain of Ninus.


  • Following it, they came at the distance of three bowshots to a little bay, where they found a number of canoes well provided with paddles, and in each a calebash of good nesh-caminnick, and a piece of roasted deer's flesh.

    Traditions of the North American Indians, Vol. 3 (of 3)


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