- n. Plural form of ballista.
“All along the wall, bows drew taut and ballistae creaked and catapults strained.”
“Metal detector hobbyists working under the watchful eye of Loenne and her team located over 600 metal objects, from Roman sandal nails to arrowheads and six-inch long iron spear points that once capped javelins fired from ballistae, a sort of giant crossbow.”
“Though it seemed to me that this was the time for armies, for catapults and ballistae and engines of waranything to take the Scorpion2s attention from yours trulythe task ahead of us began with twenty of us, and twenty of us only.”
“The cabinet contained drawers full of miniature soldiers - armies which went back to Roman and ancient Greek times, with all the accoutrements of war through the ages, from siege towers and ballistae to the howitzers and field gunsjust coming into service before the First World War.”
“The excavations of this section of the southern city walls also revealed towers and well-protected structures for positioning weapons such as catapults and ballistae built into the wall.”
“It would be like the old cartoon Dino-Riders but with the roman legion, and ballistae and mangonels, in place of weird alien humans and lasers.”
“It was sometime during all of this confusion that Duncan chose to set off one of the ballistae that had been behind the door.”
““You see, Yatol Peridan, it is all in the execution,” Yatol Bardoh said smugly, watching the pounding at the southern wall of Jacintha from a position on the high ridge, beside his formidable battery of catapults and great, spear-throwing ballistae.”
“Screams and shouts went all through the ranks, many calling for the turning of the ballistae.”
“Defensive fortifications were under construction at every point along the wall, including many new catapults and ballistae.”
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