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  • n. A weapon consisting of a bow and a supply of arrows, often kept in a quiver

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  • n. a weapon consisting of arrows and the bow to shoot them


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  • I flew cloth-winged biplanes and supersonic fighters, used lasers and a bow and arrow and leveled a city with the push of a button.

    A Separate War

  • "Fred would be carrying a bow and arrow and have a wreath on his head, and then if the tritons want to carry me away he can stop them."

    The War with the Newts

  • There was Mr. Phinn dodging about with a cat on his shoulder: “like a blasted old warlock,” thought the Colonel, who had fallen out with Mr. Phinn over the trout stream, and there was poor Syce blazing away with his bow and arrow at his padded target.

    Scales of Justice

  • I knew it technically when the unbelievable long bow and arrow shot had hit and broken him down and Ngui had hit me across the back.

    Hemingway on Hunting

  • He rode away down the trail like a mixture of Robinson Crusoe and Indian brave, his rubbing-fire stick, his sundial with burned figures, and his bow and arrow jingling, his eagle feather blowing back in the wind, and his moccasined feet thrust into Mr. Willoughby's stirrups, and left us desolate.


  • There is a Bow man wch is to provide ye King wth Bow and arrow when he Comes into ye fforest – they have some priviledge also but ye shooteing by bow and arrow being Left off, yt office is not regarded.

    Through England on a Side Saddle in the Time of William and Mary

  • Franz came to beg me make a little bow and arrow for him to shoot with, while Fritz asked my advice about the tiger-cat skin and the cases he was to contrive from it.

    Swiss Family Robinson


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