Sentence Examples


  • They had large war machine like catapults called ballista that fired arrows and a sort of giant catapult that fired massive pieces of rock.
  • This Celtic warrior would have been in agony with a ballista bolt lodged in his spine.
  • We have also found weapons such as arrowheads, catapult bolts, lead shot and stone ballista balls.
  • The bolt would probably have been fired by artillery such as a ballista, which was a type of large crossbow.
  • The Romans adopted these weapons during the Punic Wars and further developed them, before introducing the new arrow-firing ballista and stone-throwing onager.

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