Definitions

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  • adj. Consisting of arrows.
  • adj. Formed or moving like, or in any respect resembling, an arrow; swift; darting; piercing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Consisting of arrows.
  • adj. Formed or moving like, or in any respect resembling, an arrow; swift; darting; piercing.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Resembling an arrow or arrows, as in shape or in rapidity and directness of motion.

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Examples

  • I would have seized him; but he eluded me, and quitted the house with precipitation: in a few moments I saw him in his boat, which shot across the waters with an arrowy swiftness and was soon lost amidst the waves.

    Chapter 3

  • I would have seized him; but he eluded me, and quitted the house with precipitation: in a few moments I saw him in his boat, which shot across the waters with an arrowy swiftness, and was soon lost amidst the waves.

    Chapter 20

  • How many an arrowy glance those lids of thine have sped.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • On the loopy side, as opposed to the arrowy side, is each visible loop a row or two rows?

    Still, mustn't grumble

  • Its fixed eyes, too, were living gems, and from the point of its dangerous arrowy head the glistening tongue flickered ceaselessly as I stood a few yards away regarding it.

    Green Mansions

  • Richmond Park possessed itself, even on that bright day of June, with arrowy cuckoos shifting the tree-points of their calls, and the wood doves announcing high summer.

    In Chancery

  • Near the end of March, 1845, I borrowed an axe and went down to the woods by Walden Pond, nearest to where I intended to build my house, and began to cut down some tall, arrowy white pines, still in their youth, for timber.

    Walden

  • The featheriness of the maple, and the arrowy straightness and pyramidal form of the cryptomeria, please me better than all else; but why criticise?

    Unbeaten Tracks in Japan

  • The ravine grew more and more beautiful, and an ascent through a dark wood of arrowy cryptomeria brought us to this village exquisitely situated, where a number of miniature ravines, industriously terraced for rice, come down upon the great chasm of the Kinugawa.

    Unbeaten Tracks in Japan

  • When he was gone, she opened it again, listened with a gloomy pleasure to the distant thunder, that began to murmur among the mountains, and watched the arrowy lightnings, which broke over the remoter scene.

    The Mysteries of Udolpho

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