No answer came, for the English archers stood silent, holding each a cloth-yard arrow ready for the string.
A whizzing shaft passed over his head, and a cloth-yard arrow sped to its mark, inside the shoulder of the deer.
Flesh and blood could not long bear that rain of cloth-yard shafts, with their points of piercing steel.
Not upon these, but upon spearmen and crossbowmen, there suddenly fell a flight of cloth-yard shafts, doing deadly work.
Know then that the sheath is one cloth-yard, in length, marked off according to feet and inches to serve me as a measuring wand.
For, in sooth, had he not pulled you down, a dozen cloth-yard shafts had crossed each other in your body.
Though this equation gets established, the ulna or cloth-yard seems to start by being an arms length.
Very few fled, very few had the opportunity of flying; for the cloth-yard shaft never missed its aim.
Then a king declares how many thumbs there ought to be in the cloth-ell or cloth-yard.
With a cloth-yard shaft from my own bow, Sir Ranulf, at twenty score yards and thirteen.