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  • noun Plural form of mangonel.


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  • Students on two of the teams based their catapults on older designs called mangonels and onagers that used the tension of twisted ropes to store the energy used to propel the tennis balls.

    Medieval Technology and Culture class at the University of Southern Indiana

  • Where the operation of bombardment might fail, I would contrive catapults, mangonels, trabocchi, and other machines of marvelous efficacy and not in common use.

    Your History Moment: What if Leonardo da Vinci wrote a resume? Oh yeah, he did. « Third Point of Singularity

  • Dark against the dark, still in mail, he stood sweeping the rim of the trees for the gleams of fire and the location of the mangonels the empress had brought against him.

    A River So Long

  • Marshall, call Salisbury and Reginald and Redvers into council at once, and have the engineers muster the mangonels, all that can be moved quickly.

    A River So Long

  • Of mangonels they had only two, and no target for them, unless the marshall should be unwise enough to despatch a massed assault.

    A River So Long

  • Philip massed his own mangonels along the threatened south-western wall, and set them to a steady battering of the edge of the woodland, to hamper the building of the sow, and reduce the number of his enemies, or confine them strictly to cover until nightfall.

    A River So Long

  • Here, just short of the crest, would be the place to deploy mangonels.

    A River So Long

  • The passengers and travelers were in motion, bustling around the cliff, near their mangonels.

    abandoned prose...

  • The Gribaldi brothers had enough mangonels and ropes for a caravan twice as large as ours.

    abandoned prose...

  • They were nearly halfway through their mangonels when I felt the first tremor.

    Archive 2009-01-01


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