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  • n. Plural form of trebuchet.


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  • There is plenty of contemporary (to the writing of the 2nd Amendment) writing that demonstrates that the amendment refers to firearms rather than, for example, longbows, gladii, trebuchets and the like.

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  • I think it will be more like “crossing the streams” … Or better yet maybe we will finally get some Orks in the streets and big trebuchets slingings boulders.

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  • The trebuchets were loaded, and so close that we could hear the ropes straining.

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  • Each of his trebuchets would unleash a few shots before the Chinese nailed them with modern artillery fire.


  • The engineering is more to do with trebuchets than creative biophysics.

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  • Ditto the siege towers and trebuchets Ridley left.


  • Most imposing of all are the walls of old Jerusalem that Ridley Scott built for KINGDOM OF HEAVEN, which loom in the distance as you take the mqin road into the Ouuazazate, still surrounded by a ring of huge wooden siege towers and trebuchets, now crewed by lean brown dogs.

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  • Between the two encounters Mr. Cornwell paints a vivid, harrowing portrait of the ordeal of medieval warfare, with trebuchets, catapults, primitive cannon, vats of boiling oil and crossbow bolts -- even the claustrophobic hell of an underground clash as two tunneling armies collide under the walls of Harfleur.

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  • You play and you get some sense, e.g., of the visual and functional distinctions between trebuchets, mangonels and onagers.

    Playing with history

  • I don't know, but I will say this: when Smithsonian & History Channel did that coverage of the building of the two trebuchets at Loch Ness and all of the traditional carpenters donned kilts---whew!

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