from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An arrow used in warfare.


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  • In the middle image, one of the lancers pitched from the saddle with a long war-arrow through his neck.

    The Shadow Sorceress

  • He found and strung a bow, and chose a Ghibelline war-arrow.

    O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1920

  • It was then that Hakon sent the war-arrow throughout the land and speedily gathered together a great force.

    Young Folks Treasury, Volume 2 (of 12)

  • For Hakon, hearing of their doings, at once split a war-arrow and sent it all over the realm.

    Young Folks Treasury, Volume 2 (of 12)

  • The long war-arrow, weighted with a blazing mass of pitch-smeared moss, stuck in a log a few inches below my peephole.

    A Virginia Scout

  • Behave not with hardness, but offer men law and land right; put down the war-arrow, it will not have gone far round the land in so short a time; send men of thine whom thou canst trust to meet those men who have this business in hand, and try if this tumult can be quieted. '

    The Red True Story Book

  • I think we be here but six whom thou callest thy counsellors; all the others have ridden away, and are gone into the provinces, and are holding meetings with the people of the land; and, to tell thee the truth, the war-arrow is cut, and sent round all the land, and a high court appointed.

    The Red True Story Book

  • Now when Gudbrand heard that King Olaf was come to Loa and was compelling men to receive Christianity, he cut the war-arrow and summoned all the dalesmen to meet him at the village called Houndthorpe.

    The Red True Story Book

  • So they were ranked and told over, and the tale of them was over six score who had obeyed the war-arrow, and more and more, they said, would come in every hour.

    Child Christopher and Goldilind the Fair

  • Christopher, and thou, our leader, whom we shall henceforth call Earl, it is now meet that we shear up the war-arrow, and send it forth to whithersoever we deem our friends dwell, and that this be done at once here in this Mote, and that the hosting be after three nights 'frist in the plain of Hazeldale, which all ye know is twelve miles nigher to

    Child Christopher and Goldilind the Fair


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