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Bowstring - the string on a bow which springs the bow and sends forth the arrow.  Indians made their bowstrings from sinew, rawhide, and twisted vegetable fiber.  Bears' guts too, made strong bowstrings, and southern indians preferred squirrel hide.  One end of the bowstring was tied fast to the end of one wing of the bow and the other end of the string was made into a loop which could be slipped up to engage the nock on the other wing when the bow was to be sprung.

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