from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who makes arrows.


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  • North America, such as Mr. Longfellow's arrow-maker used to work at in the land of the Dacotahs, and which, in the wild northern states of

    Anahuac : or, Mexico and the Mexicans, Ancient and Modern Edward Burnett Tylor

  • For example, if the arrow-maker had arrows to sell and wanted to buy fish, there obviously could be no bargain if his friend who wanted to buy arrows had only got deerskins to give in exchange.

    The Unity of Civilization Various

  • The image thus conjured up remained in his mind, a tantalizing vision, until at last he found himself filled with a desire to find a maiden like the storied daughter of the ancient arrow-maker in the land of the

    The Camp Fire Girls Do Their Bit Or, over the Top with the Winnebagos 1924

  • Somewhere in his dreamy, imaginative boyhood he had read the Song of Hiawatha, and his glowing fancy had immediately fastened upon the lines which described the Indian girl, Minnehaha, Laughing Water, daughter of the old arrow-maker in the land of the Dacotahs:

    The Camp Fire Girls Do Their Bit Or, over the Top with the Winnebagos 1924

  • If this is true, I should say that Setter might represent the Old Fr, saieteur, arrow-maker, from saiete, an arrow, Lat. sagitta.

    The Romance of Names Ernest Weekley 1909

  • When Walter and Joe had told them the story at the campoodie, the Paiutes made a great deal of it, especially the arrow-maker.

    Mahala Joe 1904

  • The arrow-maker had a stiff knee from a wound in a long gone battle, and for that reason he sat in the shade of his wickiup, and chipped arrow points from flakes of obsidian that the young men brought him from Togobah, fitting them to shafts of reeds from the river marsh.

    Mahala Joe 1904

  • Then the arrow-maker would hurry on to the time when there arose a war between the Paiutes and the Shoshones.

    Mahala Joe 1904

  • The boys would lie with their toes in the warm ashes, and the arrow-maker would begin.

    Mahala Joe 1904

  • The braves camped by Little Round Valley, and he thought of the talk he and Walter had there; the war party went over the tongue of hills, and Joe saw Winnedumah shining whitely on Waban, and remembered his boyish errand, the mystery of the tall, strange warrior that came upon them in the night, their talk in the hut of the arrow-maker, and the vow that came afterward.

    Mahala Joe 1904


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