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1) catapult. The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...1. A military machine for hurling missiles, such as large stones or spears, used in ancient and medieval times. 2. A mechanism for launching aircraft at a speed sufficient...

2) catapult. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...They were originally distinguished from ballistae and trebuchets, both of which were large military engines used to hurl stones and other missiles, but these distinctions...

3) trebuchet. The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...A medieval catapult for hurling heavy stones. Middle English, from Old French, from trebucher, to overthrow : tre-, over (from Latin trns-; see trans-) + but, trunk...

4) eject. Roget s II: The New Thesaurus, Third Edition. 1995.
...Slang : boot1 (out), bounce, kick out. give someone the boot, give someone the heave-ho (or old heave-ho) , send packing, show someone the door, throw out on one's...

5) howitzer. The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...A relatively short cannon that delivers shells at a medium muzzle velocity, usually by a high trajectory. Dutch houwitser, from German Haubitze, alteration of obsolete...

6) 29724. Hurst, Fannie. The Columbia World of Quotations. 1996
...Some authors have what amounts to a metaphysical approach. They admit to inspiration. Sudden and unaccountable urgencies to write catapult them out of sleep and bed....

7) glider. The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...1. A light engineless aircraft designed to glide after being towed aloft or launched from a catapult. 2. A swinging couch suspended from a vertical frame. 3. A device...

8) springtail. The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Any of various small wingless insects of the order Collembola, having abdominal appendages that act as springs to catapult them through the air. Also called collembolan....

9) Part I: The Treason of Ganelon. At Cordres. Carlemaine's Council. 1909-14. The Song of Roland. The Harvard Classics
...But confessed him Christian or else was slain. The Emperor sits in an orchard wide, Roland and Olivier by his side: Samson the duke, and Anseis proud; Geoffrey of...

10) launcher. The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...One that launches, as: a. A rifle attachment for firing grenades. b. A device, such as an attached tube or a portable unit, for firing rockets. c. An aircraft catapult....

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