Pellets or Ogresses [so called] from the piletta or leaded knob affixed to the shafts of arrows shot from crossbows for the purpose of killing deer without tearing the skin, which is hence called “sagitta piletta,” or shack[le]bolt.

– From Inquiries into the Origin and Progress of the Science of Heraldry in England by James Dallaway, p458 (1793)

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