Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of bowstring.

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Examples

  • Her shrivelled forearm, exposed by the loose sleeve, possessed no more of muscle than several taut bowstrings stretched across meagre bone under yellow, parchment-like skin.

    THE TEARS OF AH KIM

  • Whatever we think, we are courtiers in an oriental Sultanate, and there is a corps of janissaries, with bowstrings at the ready, at the palace door.

    Murdoch 'a megalomaniac twister'

  • They played their instruments feverishly, bowstrings fluttering like the wings of the insects they represented.

    Nevermore

  • The sound of more bowstrings sent Tally to the ground, but the arrows whipped off into the distance where Shay had retreated.

    Scott Westerfeld: Uglies Quartet

  • Tally was already in motion, streaking toward the noise, realizing with a sick feeling that the lifting fans were loud enough to drown out the snap of bowstrings.

    Scott Westerfeld: Uglies Quartet

  • Brys listened for the bowstrings, straining his ears, and when he heard three of them snap in quick succession, he kicked his bay gelding to go.

    THE RIVER KINGS’ ROAD

  • She also bought an oiled horn of extra bowstrings for herself and a warmer winter cloak for Kelland.

    THE RIVER KINGS’ ROAD

  • But Gandolo remained vigilant, stomping through street and square, alert eyes glaring beneath taut brows like bent bowstrings.

    GANDOLO OF THE WATCHFUL EYE • by Bill Ward

  • The trumpeters sound the call to arms, and now all the troops are arming, taking one last swig of small ale, checking their axes, their swords, their spears, twanging lightly on their bowstrings.

    The Red Queen

  • It was too wet for the cannon to fire, and the swirling snow blinded the Lancaster archers, and their bowstrings were damp.

    The Red Queen

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