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  • n  a powerful wooden bow drawn by hand; usually 5-6 feet long; used in medieval England

  • By the mid14th century, advances in technology namely, the high-velocity crossbow and longbow necessitated steel-plate armor that covered from head to toe.
  • At 60 he still holds the jiu-jitsu championship of Japan and twangs a deadly longbow.
  • The introduction of new highly mobile and simply operated antiaircraft and antitank missiles, Smart argues, "marks a transformation that recalls the way in which the longbow .
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  • Sanders in Memphis Commercial Appeal
    Archery is part of our heritage as human beings,said Sanders. "Genghis Khan conquered Asia with a bow and arrow. The English defeated the French with an English longbow. The Plains Indians wouldn't have killed as many buffalo if they...
  • Adam Rickitt in Independent
    This contract will allow Northstar to complete the development work on the innovative transmission technology that will be used in the US Army's Block III AH-64D Apache Longbow helicopter modernization program. The opportunity to support the Block... Marc Emery http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marc_Emery&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNHY_Kk6kACDbOFEIMJYmUokw7vWUw Canada NewsWire (press release) http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/November2007/08/c5797.html&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNHDJBafzKyiHbsRWd8kA8IEk2-eig Nov 8, 2007 59224 78983 longbow Asked by blogger Iain Dale which laws he'd most like to see changed if he became an MP, Rickitt replied: The legal ability to shoot a Welshman from the walls of Chester with a longbow. It's archaic [and] I'm not sure really tends to send the right...

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