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  • n. Plural form of toxophilite.

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Examples

  • This adventure bound Wolfgang heart and soul to his gallant preserver; and the archers — it being now morning, and the cocks crowing lustily round about — pursued their way without further delay to the castle of the noble patron of toxophilites, the gallant Duke of Cleves.

    A Legend of the Rhine

  • Confiding in their youthful sentinel, sound slept the valorous toxophilites, as up and down, and there and back again, marched on the noble Childe.

    A Legend of the Rhine

  • She left the toxophilites to their bows and arrows and returned towards the house.

    Barchester Towers

  • Here the gardens of the place encroached with a somewhat wide sweep upon the paddock and gave ample room for the doings of the toxophilites.

    Barchester Towers

  • Kankakee; and Maurice Thompson not only camped there, but wrote a poem about the marshes, -- a poem that _is_ a poem, -- all about the bittern and the plover and the heron, which always, at the right season, called him away from the desk and the town to try his bow (he was the last of the toxophilites!) on winged things he scorned to destroy with gunpowder.

    A Hoosier Chronicle

  • The Latins, the Peruvians, and the Irish seem never to have been toxophilites.

    Hunting with the Bow and Arrow

  • Mr. Thorne and the countess had left her too abruptly; she had in vain looked about for an attendant chaplain, or even a stray curate; they were all drawing long bows with the young ladies at the bottom of the lawn, or finding places for their graceful co-toxophilites in some snug corner of the tent.

    Barchester Towers

  • "Marry, youngster, YOU must be GREEN, not to know that we are all bound to the castle of his Grace Duke Adolf of Cleves, who gives an archery meeting once a year, and prizes for which we toxophilites muster strong."

    Burlesques

  • This adventure bound Wolfgang heart and soul to his gallant preserver; and the archers -- it being now morning, and the cocks crowing lustily round about -- pursued their way without further delay to the castle of the noble patron of toxophilites, the gallant Duke of Cleves.

    Burlesques

  • Duke Adolf of Cleves, who gives an archery meeting once a year, and prizes for which we toxophilites muster strong.”

    A Legend of the Rhine

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