mangonel

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an engine that provided medieval artillery used during sieges

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Legislative attempts to curb bloodfeuds occurred as early as 1100 when Pisa limited the height of towers and forbade private possession of catapults, mangonels, crossbows and ammunition.
Behind the vermilion ship came the rest of the fleet, 480 warships in all: superbly-constructed vessels from the shipworks of Venice, full of tens of thousands of well-armed men and provisioned with horses, foodstuffs, and vast stockpiles of weapons, including fearsome siege engines like mangonels and petraries.
Venetian vessels bearing mangonels and other siege engines on their decks drew close to shore and began casting missiles at the walls.