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  • n. Plural form of petrary.

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Examples

  • In the early days of March he sat down before Tours with his siege-engines, petraries, mangonels, and towers, and daily battered at the walls, with intent to reduce it before the war was really afloat.

    The Life and Death of Richard Yea-and-Nay

  • Italians raved themselves hoarse whenever he came into their lines; even the Cypriotes, sullen and timorous creatures, whom no power among themselves could have driven to the walls, fixed the great petraries and mangonels, and ran grinning into the trap of death for this tawny-haired hero who stood singing, bareheaded, within bow-shot of the Turks, and laughed like a boy when some fellow slipped on to his back upon the dry grass.

    The Life and Death of Richard Yea-and-Nay

  • The mangonels and petraries, and other implements for battering walls, and the balista, with every efficient means of throwing missive weapons, were ready to discharge their artillery upon the heads of the besieged.

    The Scottish Chiefs

  • The mangonels and petraries, and other implements for battering walls, and the ballista, with every efficient means of throwing missive weapons, were ready to discharge their artillery upon the heads of the beseiged.

    The Scottish Chiefs

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