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  • n. The distance to which an arrow or flight may be shot; bowshot; about a fifth of a mile.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The distance to which an arrow or flight may be shot; bowshot, -- about the fifth of a mile.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The distance which an arrow flies; bow-shot.

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Examples

  • For then, without any more ado, Pantagruel struck him such a blow with his foot against the belly that he made him fall backwards, his heels over his head, and dragged him thus along at flay-buttock above a flight-shot.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • Our Captain understanding by our Cimaroons, which with great heedfulness and silence, marched now, but about half a flight-shot before us, that it was time for us to arm and take us to our weapons, for they knew the enemy was at hand, by smelling of their match and hearing of a noise: had given us charge, that no one of us should make any shot, until the

    Sir Francis Drake Revived

  • And ere they trail'd a flight-shot, the fierce curs

    Specimens with Memoirs of the Less-known British Poets, Complete

  • If the truth must be told, far as her flight-shot was, those arrows hit the mark.

    The Blithedale Romance

  • Butts for archery were established, and bows and arrows were to be let, at so many shots for a penny, -- there being abundance of space for a farther flight-shot than any modern archer can lend to his shaft.

    Our Old Home A Series of English Sketches A Series of English Sketches

  • There stands the Maypole, as thou seest, half a flight-shot from the King's Oak, in the midst of the meadow.

    Woodstock; or, the Cavalier

  • Lance Outram halted his party, at the distance, as he himself described it, of a flight-shot from the house, and advanced, alone, and in silence, to reconnoitre; and having previously commanded

    Peveril of the Peak

  • Martin had still proceeded as gravely as he began, and doubtless would have delivered an admirable lecture of morality, which might have exceedingly contributed to my reader's repose both of body and mind (the true ultimate end of ethics), but Jack was already gone a flight-shot beyond his patience.

    A Tale of a Tub

  • When he was come within a flight-shot of our ship, signs were made to us that we should send forth some to meet him upon the water, which we presently did in our ship-boat, sending the principal man amongst us save one, and four of our number with him.

    The New Atlantis

  • Pantagruel struck him such a blow with his foot against the belly that he made him fall backwards, his heels over his head, and dragged him thus along at flay-buttock above a flight-shot.

    Gargantua and Pantagruel, Illustrated, Book 2

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