Definition of Balistae
1. balista [n] - See also: balista
Lexicographical Neighbors of Balistae
Literary usage of Balistae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. History of Scotland During the Reign of Robert I. Sir-named the Bruce by Robert Kerr (1811)
"... one hundred barrels of wine, a large quantity of vinegar, twelve thousand weight of iron, five hundred pounds of hempen cord for balistae, five hundred ..."
2. History of Scotland [1149-1603] by Patrick Fraser Tytler (1841)
"He wrote to the sheriffs of York, Lincoln, and London, commanding them to purchase and send instantly to him, at Stirling, all the balistae, ..."
3. The Bibelot: A Reprint of Poetry and Prose for Book Lovers, Chosen in Part by Thomas Bird Mosher, John Keats (1899)
"So when Richard came out of the East Gate very softly, this band of 5000 men was quite close to him, and the balistae were guarded by a great body of ..."
4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"At the siege of Jerusalem Titus employed three hundred catapults of different sizes and forty balistae, of which the smallest threw missiles of ..."
5. Caesar's Commentaries on the Gallic War, and the First Book of the Greek by Julius Caesar (1860)
"The balistae, however, must have been the heavier of the two, ... According to some, the balistae discharged heavy stones and ponderous ..."