Definition of Balistas
1. balista [n] - See also: balista
Lexicographical Neighbors of Balistas
Literary usage of Balistas
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Roger of Wendover's Flowers of History: Comprising the History of England by Matthew Paris, Roger (1849)
"... and the missiles from their balistas and slings, the English soldiers, who were greatly renowned in that kind of warfare, scaled the walls and exchanged ..."
2. Universal History: From the Creation of the World to the Beginning of the by Alexander Fraser Tytler Woodhouselee, William Fraser-Tytler (1854)
"The commentators on Vegetius have given several different forms of catapultas and balistas, - but they are by far too complicated, and have a great deal of ..."
3. History of the Mongols: From the 9th to the 19th Century by Henry Hoyle Howorth (1876)
"The besieged cased these in with hides and straw, upon which the Mongols made use of inflammable material, thrown by balistas ; but the wall itself was firm ..."
4. A Chart of Oxford Printing, '1468'-1900: With Notes and Illustrations by Falconer Madan (1904)
"... information :— § 24: Contra fer ente s arcus auf balistas infra municipium. ... huiusmodi arcus et balistas gerere et uti, hoc statuto non obstante. ..."
5. Historical Studies by John Richard Green (1903)
"... et ad balistas faciendas " ; and on 23rd October an order to the constable ... and fourteen balistas without delay. But throughout the Royal engineers ..."