Origin of cloth yard
Examples from the Web for cloth yard
Very few fled, very few had the opportunity of flying; for the cloth-yard shaft never missed its aim.The Eighteen Christian Centuries|James White
No answer came, for the English archers stood silent, holding each a cloth-yard arrow ready for the string.With the Black Prince|William Osborn Stoddard
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.The White Company|Arthur Conan Doyle
Fork-headed shafts of a cloth-yard in length, and these shot within the breadth of a French crown, are sting enough.
He was a mighty archer with those national weapons, the long-bow and the cloth-yard shaft.From Chaucer to Tennyson|Henry A. Beers