What is the difference between crossbow and quarrel?

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As nouns the difference between crossbow and quarrel

is that crossbow is a mechanised weapon, based on the bow and arrow, which fires bolts while quarrel is a verbal dispute or heated argument or quarrel can be a diamond-shaped piece of coloured glass forming part of a stained glass window.

As a verb quarrel is

to disagree.

crossbow

English

Alternative forms

* xbow (informal)

Noun

(en noun)
  • A mechanised weapon, based on the bow and arrow, which fires bolts.
  • Derived terms

    * crossbowman

    See also

    * arbalest *

    quarrel

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) querele (modern French querelle), itself from (etyl) . Replaced (etyl) sacan by 1340 as “ground for complaint”.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A verbal dispute or heated argument.
  • We got into a silly quarrel about what food to order.
  • * Quarrels would not last long if the fault were only on one side.
  • A ground of dispute or objection; a complaint.
  • A few customers in the shop had some quarrel s with us, so we called for the manager.
  • * Herodias had a quarrel against him, and would have killed him. - Bible, Mark vi. 19
  • * You mistake, sir. I am sure no man hath any quarrel to me.'' - Shakespeare, ''Twelfth Night , Act 3, scene 4
  • (obsolete) earnest desire or longing.
  • (Holland)
    Synonyms
    * See also

    Verb

    (intransitive)
  • To disagree.
  • To contend, argue strongly, squabble.
  • * Sir W. Temple
  • Beasts called sociable quarrel in hunger and lust.
  • To find fault; to cavil.
  • to quarrel with one's lot
  • * Roscommon
  • I will not quarrel with a slight mistake.
  • (obsolete) To argue or squabble with.
  • * Ben Jonson
  • I had quarrelled my brother purposely.

    Derived terms

    * quarreler, quarreller * quarrelsome

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) as "square-headed bolt for a crossbow" c.1225, from (etyl) quarel (modern French carreau), from , related to quattuor "four".

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A diamond-shaped piece of coloured glass forming part of a stained glass window.
  • A square tile; quarry tile.
  • A square-headed arrow for a crossbow.
  • *1600 , (Edward Fairfax), The (Jerusalem Delivered) of (w), Book VII, ciii:
  • *:Twanged the string, out flew the quarrel long, / And through the subtle air did singing pass.
  • *Sir (John Mandeville) (c.1350)
  • *:to shoot with arrows and quarrel
  • *Sir (Walter Scott) (1771-1832)
  • *:two arblasts,with windlaces and quarrels
  • *1829 , (Edward Augustus Kendall), The Olio or Museum of Entertainment , Vol.III, p.174
  • *:The small cross-bow, called the arbalet or arbalest, is said to have been invented by the Sicilians. It was carried by the foot-soldiers, and when used was charged with a quarrel or bar-bolt, that is, a small arrow with a flat head, one of which occasioned the death of Harold at the battle of Hastings,.
  • *2000 . , p.379
  • *:Satin scooped up his crossbow and sent a few quarrel s after them as they ran, to see them off the faster.
  • A small opening in window tracery, of which the cusps etc. make the form nearly square.
  • A four-sided cutting tool or chisel with a diamond-shaped end.
  • See also

    * (wikipedia) * quarl