To my mind the long-bow is a better weapon than the arbalest, but it may be ill for me to prove it.
Holding the arbalest with one hand, Daoud vaulted into the saddle.
The form of the arbalest of this time may be seen in our woodcut, No. 50.
On this bird, I deemed, he meant to try his skill with the arbalest.
The arbalest is said by some writers to be of Italian origin.