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  • It was mere ignorance to confound the arbalète or cross-bow with the stone-bow

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • A stone-bow a-standing, and from out thence a stream

    The Tale of Beowulf Sometime King of the Folk of the Weder Geats

  • "Oh that I had a stone-bow to hit him in the mouth!" quoted Flemington.

    Tiger-Lilies. A Novel.

  • II. v.51 (191,3) [stone-bow] That is, a cross-bow, a bow which shoots stones.

    Notes to Shakespeare — Volume 01: Comedies

  • Though she does not fly or shun the company and conversation of the shepherds, but treats them in a courteous and friendly manner, yet, when any one of them ventures to discover his intention, though it be as just and holy as that of marriage, she casts him from her as out of a stone-bow.

    Wit and Wisdom of Don Quixote

  • It was mere ignorance to confound the arbalète or cross-bow with the stone-bow (Night xxxviii.), but this has universally been done, even by Lane who ought to have known better; and it was an unpardonable carelessness or something worse to turn Nár (fire) and Dún (in lieu of) into "le faux dieu Nardoun" (Night lxv.): as this has been untouched by De Sacy, I cannot but conclude that he never read the text with the translation.

    Arabian nights. English

  • "shoot at, kill, or destroy with any gun, crossbow, stone-bow, or longbow, any house-dove or pigeon;" but allowed an alternative fine of twenty shillings to be paid to the churchwardens of the parish for the benefit of the poor.

    Jackanapes, Daddy Darwin's Dovecot and Other Stories

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