verb (used with object)
- arrogance of power,
- arrow arum,
- arrow, kenneth joseph,
Origin of arrow
Examples from the Web for arrows
Even beyond the slings and arrows aimed at them both in public life, these two women have a lot in common.
When the Arrows and the Blades ended the game in a scoreless tie, the crowd jumped onto the field.
As he rode away, the redheaded wildling filled her lover with three arrows, sparing his life.Game of Thrones’ Rose Leslie on Ygritte and Jon Snow’s Reunion at the Battle of Castle Black|Marlow Stern|June 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For every arrow pointing toward a “designer,” there are a thousand arrows pointing the other way.The Crazy Way Creationists Try To Explain Human Tails Without Evolution|Karl W. Giberson|June 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“I think that my love for arrows, feathers, birds, animals, and just nature in general certainly [does],” she explained.
The howdah, pierced all over with arrows, had something the appearance of a porcupine or a giant pincushion.Female Warriors, Vol. I (of 2)|Ellen C. Clayton
Then the arrows began to fly and among them spattered a few bullets.An Autobiography of Buffalo Bill (Colonel W. F. Cody)|Buffalo Bill (William Frederick Cody)
The men from the boats shot at him, but all their arrows flew wide.Eskimo Folktales|Unknown
The arrows at his side were tipped with triangles of steel sharp as razor blades.The Rope of Gold|Roy J. Snell
Crossbows and arrows will be used, but the weapons will be blunted.Saint George for England|G. A. Henty
Word Origin for arrow
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.