The first three archers again struck true, amid the loud applause of the onlookers; for they were general favorites and expected to win.
The other archers in this round were disconcerted by the preceding shots, or unable to keep the pace.
And he nodded scornfully to the three other archers who were surrounded by their admirers, and were being made much of by retainers of the Sheriff, the Bishop, and the Earl.
At eleven o'clock came in his turn Duhallier, captain of the Guards, bringing with him fifty archers, who were distributed immediately through the Hotel de Ville, at the doors assigned them.
Jean, in front of the silver buffet of the city, which was guarded by four archers.
The archers, meanwhile, were stationed within bow shot, with orders to let fly at Hercules the instant that he stirred.
At that moment the twenty thousand archers twanged their bowstrings, and the arrows came whizzing, like so many winged mosquitoes, right into the face of Hercules.
Pyraechmes led the Paeonian archers
from distant Amydon, by the broad waters of the river Axius, the fairest that flow upon the earth.
He tore the gypsy from the arms of the dazed Quasimodo, threw her across his saddle, and at the moment when the terrible hunchback, recovering from his surprise, rushed upon him to regain his prey, fifteen or sixteen archers
, who followed their captain closely, made their appearance, with their two-edged swords in their fists.
In this booth were casks of ale, free to be broached by any of the archers who might wish to quench their thirst.
In the great tent the archers were gathering by twos and threes; some talking loudly of the fair shots each man had made in his day; some looking well to their bows, drawing a string betwixt the fingers to see that there was no fray upon it, or inspecting arrows, shutting one eye and peering down a shaft to see that it was not warped, but straight and true, for neither bow nor shaft should fail at such a time and for such a prize.
which means in the Latin tongue that archers are all honorable men.
Couldst not shoot a bolt down any street of Bordeaux, I warrant, but you would pink archer, squire, or knight.
This seemed as natural to Newland Archer as all the other conventions on which his life was moulded: such as the duty of using two silver- backed brushes with his monogram in blue enamel to part his hair, and of never appearing in society without a flower (preferably a gardenia) in his buttonhole.
She dropped her eyes to the immense bouquet of lilies-of-the-valley on her knee, and Newland Archer saw her white-gloved finger-tips touch the flowers softly.