drawn by hand, as that used by English archers from the 12th to the 16th centuries.
draw the longbow,
to exaggerate in telling stories; overstate something:
He's sure to draw the longbow on the size of his catch of fish.
a large powerful hand-drawn bow, esp as used in medieval England
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He was interested in history and wrote an account of the development of the longbow.
Invention of the stirrup may rival that of the longbow and gunpowder.
One crucial element in this victory was the longbow.
And he was traveling with a long, roughly shaped stalk of yew-an unfinished longbow, yet to be notched and strung.
The above provision shall not apply to persons carrying a longbow.
Fish may be taken by gigging, atlatl, or longbow from sunrise to midnight.
Hunting limited to longbow, crossbow and muzzleloading firearms only.
The crossbow and eventually the longbow supplanted it as sniper weapon.