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  • noun 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

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

    Nevermore

  • 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

  • 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

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

    Nevermore

  • 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'

  • 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

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

    Nevermore

  • 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

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