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the distance a bow sends an arrow.
Historical Examples

Stories from the Iliad H. L. Havell
Sir Nigel Arthur Conan Doyle
The Trapper’s Daughter Gustave Aimard
Sarchedon G. J. (George John) Whyte-Melville
Great African Travellers W.H.G. Kingston
Nooks and Corners of Shropshire H. Thornhill Timmins
Sir Nigel Arthur Conan Doyle
Three Sioux Scouts Elmer Russell Gregor
Lucretia Borgia Ferdinand Gregorovius
Three Sioux Scouts Elmer Russell Gregor

the distance an arrow travels from the bow


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