from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In archery, a kind of pinch or crack in a bow.


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  • Your effort must be to get every part of the wood to do its work, for every inch is under utmost strain, and one part doing more than the rest must ultimately break down, sustain a compression fracture, or, as an archer would say, "chrysal or fret."

    Hunting with the Bow and Arrow


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