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  • noun Plural form of bowman.

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Examples

  • * [Footnote: You will see that to make the meter right it is necessary to accent the word bowmen on the last syllable.

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 3

  • The bowmen were the chief reliance of the English leaders in those bloody battles which attended our unjust contests for the succession to the crown of France.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 13, No. 369, May 9, 1829

  • The opportunity seemed much too good to be let slip, so calling his bowmen and musketeers up on to the poop, he directed them to discharge a volley into the surging mass of men, which they did instantly, with terribly destructive effect.

    Two Gallant Sons of Devon A Tale of the Days of Queen Bess

  • Sometimes a passing army desires merely to amplify its forces, or replace losses, particularly among the lighter arms, such as bowmen, slingers and javelin men.

    Mercenaries Of Gor

  • He was the first and most powerful chief of the Fir-bolg ( "bowmen") or Belgæ from Britain who colonized the _southern_ parts of Ireland.

    Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol. 1 A Revised American Edition of the Reader's Handbook

  • "If things don't work as we planned, I could need archers" bowmen" at any time.

    Darksong Rising

  • When I was on the march toward the Red Sea, among the escort of Jewish cavalrymen who accompanied us was a certain Mosollamus Hebrew Meshullam, a very intelligent man, robust, and by common consent, the very best of bowmen, whether Greek or barbarian.

    In the Valley of the Shadow

  • When I was on the march toward the Red Sea, among the escort of Jewish cavalrymen who accompanied us was a certain Mosollamus Hebrew Meshullam, a very intelligent man, robust, and by common consent, the very best of bowmen, whether Greek or barbarian.

    In the Valley of the Shadow

  • When I was on the march toward the Red Sea, among the escort of Jewish cavalrymen who accompanied us was a certain Mosollamus Hebrew Meshullam, a very intelligent man, robust, and by common consent, the very best of bowmen, whether Greek or barbarian.

    In the Valley of the Shadow

  • Yews spared by medieval bowmen and oaks left standing by Nelson's carpenters are among potential victims of planning reform, according to the cross-party conservation group, the Woodland Trust.

    Campaigners not out of the woods in bid to save forests

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