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- n. a centaur
- n. Sagittarius
- n. an archer
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A centaur; a fabulous being, half man, half horse, armed with a bow and quiver.
- n. The Arsenal in Venice; -- so called from having a figure of an archer over the door.
- adj. Pertaining to, or resembling, an arrow.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to an arrow or to archery.
- n. [capitalized] The constellation Sagittarius.
- n. A centaur; specifically [capitalized], a centaur fabled to have been in the Trojan army.
- n. In zoology, an arrow-worm or sagitta.
Of this sort is the "dreadful sagittary," who is still retained in
_ Also blazoned as a _sagittary_, and supposed to have been a badge of King Stephen.
The ostrich and the cameleopard, the wild ass and the zebra, the chamois and the ibex of Angora, -- all brought their tributes of beauty or deformity to these vast aceldamas of Rome: their savage voices ascended in tumultuous uproar to the chambers of the capitol: a million of spectators sat round them: standing in the centre was a single statuesque figure -- the imperial sagittary, beautiful as an Antinous, and majestic as