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  • As some wise writer on this blog has pointed out again and again, "it ain't the arrer, it's the Indian."

    Gun News from Remington

  • Again, and again, the Thunderf****r Magnum with Nevermiss optics is no substitute for proper marksmanship technique and good shot placement, what ever the arrer any particular Indian chooses to shoot.

    Gun News from Remington

  • It is quite like the bow and arrer used at this day by certain tribes of American Injuns, and they shoot 'em off with such a excellent precision that I almost sigh'd to be an Injun when I was in the Rocky

    Humorous Masterpieces from American Literature

  • Agin we gullide o'er the foamin biller like a arrer shot from a cross-bow, an culleave the briny main.

    Lost in the Fog

  • Ȝif he arrer dede litel te gode. ðar after he doð michel ` e´ lasse. ⁊ swo he forfarð. for ðan ðe he his priestes lare ne his ræd lesten ne folȝin ne wile Carite sprat his bowes o {n} bræde ⁊

    Selections from early Middle English, 1130-1250 Part I: Texts

  • Among this collection of choice cuttlery I notist the bow and arrer which those hot-heded old chaps used to conduct battles with.

    Humorous Masterpieces from American Literature

  • I know whur there's a petrified tree and oceans of Injun arrer heads, if she'd jest waited.

    The Dude Wrangler

  • "I were a fine young chap in those days, tall I were, an 'straight as a arrer, I be a bit different now."

    The Broad Highway

  • "And she a pretty woman, too," said the milliner; "as straight as an arrer, and slim, and with all that hair, scarcely turned at all."

    The Copy-Cat, & Other Stories

  • While de folks wuz swarmin '' roun 'and laffin' and hurrahin ', an arrer uv convicshun went in ter his proud heart an' brought 'im low.

    John Jasper: The Unmatched Negro Philosopher and Preacher

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