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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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longbowlong‧bow /ˈlɒŋbəʊ $ ˈlɒːŋboʊ/ noun [countable]  PMWa large bow made from a long thin curved piece of wood, used in the past for hunting or fighting
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longbowThere hasn't been a longbow on those walls for two days.He set about making a longbow with his customary craftsmanship.His original longbow was losing its springiness, so he was cutting out the pieces for a crossbow.The hulls were almost clear of the water, mast bowing like an archer's longbow.Many of those who were using what are known as curly bows also shoot longbows.The day of the longbow will not come again.His concern about the organization of the militia was timely, but his intended reliance on the longbow was hardly forward-looking.
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