In archery, the shape of the bow is usually taken to be the view from the side. It is the product of the complex relationship of material stresses, designed by a bowyer. This shape, viewing the limbs, is designed to take into account the construction materials, the performance required, and the intended use of the bow.
Other articles related to "bow shape, bow, bows":
... The optimal cross-section of the bending section of a bow limb is rectangular, and almost all modern bows have such limbs ... However, many, perhaps most, traditional bows have had a cross-section closer to circular, with every possible variation being used at some point ...
Famous quotes containing the words shape and/or bow:
“It is only a short step from exaggerating what we can find in the world to exaggerating our power to remake the world. Expecting more novelty than there is, more greatness than there is, and more strangeness than there is, we imagine ourselves masters of a plastic universe. But a world we can shape to our will ... is a shapeless world.”
—Daniel J. Boorstin (b. 1914)
“The wheel of fortune guide you,
The boy with the bow beside you
Run aye in the way
Till the bird of day
And the luckier lot betide you.”
—Ben Jonson (15721637)