But for all my slings and arrows, I know for a fact that Donilon—more than any other Obama official—did good for our country.
When Romney is licking his wounds on Nov. 7, that party and movement will fire all its arrows at him.
Johnson, the parks service spokeswoman, said the department is also turning away from its original plan to use bows and arrows.
As he rode away, the redheaded wildling filled her lover with three arrows, sparing his life.
On other arrows fired his way, I thought he deflected them pretty effectively.
The bow and arrows were still there, the latter attached to its waist.
The points of the arrows are tipped with the deadly wourali or urali poison.
The arrows are three feet long, formed of the same wood as the bows.
They employed bows and arrows in battle, as also for fishing and killing game.
Some went down towards the beach and shot with arrows at the Frenchmen.
early 14c., from Old English arwan, earlier earh "arrow," possibly borrowed from Old Norse ör (genitive örvar), from Proto-Germanic *arkhwo (cf. Gothic arhwanza), from PIE root *arku- "bow and/or arrow," source of Latin arcus (see arc (n.)). The ground sense would be "the thing belonging to the bow," perhaps a superstitious avoidance of the actual name.
A rare word in Old English, where more common words for "arrow" were stræl (cognate with the word still common in Slavic, once prevalent in Germanic, too; meaning related to "flash, streak") and fla, flan, a North Germanic word, perhaps originally with the sense of "splinter." Stræl disappeared by 1200; fla lingered in Scottish until after 1500. Meaning "a mark like an arrow in cartography, etc." is from 1834.
At first made of reeds, and then of wood tipped with iron. Arrows are sometimes figuratively put for lightning (Deut. 32:23, 42; Ps. 7:13; 18:14; 144:6; Zech. 9:14). They were used in war as well as in the chase (Gen. 27:3; 49:23). They were also used in divination (Ezek. 21:21). The word is frequently employed as a symbol of calamity or disease inflicted by God (Job 6:4; 34:6; Ps. 38:2; Deut. 32:23. Comp. Ezek. 5:16), or of some sudden danger (Ps. 91:5), or bitter words (Ps. 64:3), or false testimony (Prov. 25:18).