from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Carrying silver arrows: an epithet of Diana.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
There was moss here, there were lichened heather-roots, rowan bushes, and a ring of slim birches, silver-shafted, feather - crowned and light; more than all there was a little pool of water which two rills fed.
"Queen and huntress, chaste and fair," etc. 442. ~silver-shafted queen~.