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 Sha’fites (2 syl.).Shatton (Sir Piercie). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Shaft.
 
I will make either a shaft or bolt of it. I will apply it to one use or another. The bolt was the crossbow arrow, the shaft was the arrow of the long-bow.   1
 


 Sha’fites (2 syl.).Shatton (Sir Piercie). 

 
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