arrow-head

Definitions

  • Chipped flint arrow heads
    Chipped flint arrow heads
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • arrow-head (Bot) An aquatic plant of the genus Sagittaria, esp. Sagittaria sagittifolia, -- named from the shape of the leaves.
    • arrow-head the pointed head or striking tip of an arrow.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In honor of the original thirteen states, the U.S. $1 bill has the following on the back: 13 steps on the pyramid. The motto above the pyramid has 13 letters (annuit coeptis). E pluribus unum, written on the ribbon in the eagle's beak, has 13 letters. 13 stars appear over the eagle's head. 13 stripes are on the shield. 13 war arrows are in the eagle's left talon.
    • n Arrow-head the head or pointed part of an arrow: an aquatic plant native to England, with arrow-shaped leaves rising above the water—reputed good for hydrophobia
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. earh, arwe; cog. with L. arcus; akin to Ice. ör, örvar.

Usage

In literature:

He therefore taught them first of all to forge javelin and arrow heads.
"The Swedish Revolution Under Gustavus Vasa" by Paul Barron Watson
The moment they had swung enough to expose the area just behind their heads the arrows became fatal.
"Space Prison" by Tom Godwin
He drew the arrow fairly to the head.
"As It Was in the Beginning" by Philip Verrill Mighels
Semi-saggitate: like the longitudinal half of an arrow head.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
We observed among them spears, and bows and arrows, and two or three muskets, which they held up conspicuously above their heads.
"A Voyage round the World" by W.H.G. Kingston
An arrow-head, with a short piece of the shaft, was sticking in one of his thighs.
"The Young Voyageurs" by Mayne Reid
The archer who could aim at his boy's head Can send an arrow to his enemy's heart.
"The Life of Friedrich Schiller" by Thomas Carlyle
Of the military manufactures of the Pecos, a small arrow-head of obsidian found near the church is the only trace.
"Historical Introduction to Studies Among the Sedentary Indians of New Mexico; Report on the Ruins of the Pueblo of Pecos" by Adolphus Bandelier
An arrow whizzed past my head as he came up; but in his hurry he had aimed badly.
"The Scalp Hunters" by Mayne Reid
He had his bow and a blunt-headed arrow in his hand at the time.
"The Buffalo Runners" by R.M. Ballantyne
Going to cut the arrow-head out, sir?
"Jack at Sea" by George Manville Fenn
They were caught in traps and shot with a bow and a blunt-headed arrow.
"Fast in the Ice" by R.M. Ballantyne
They were all armed with short bows, and arrows of reed headed with flints.
"Notable Voyagers" by W.H.G. Kingston and Henry Frith
Tow dipped in it was fastened to the heads of arrows, which thus became carriers of unquenchable flame.
"How Britannia Came to Rule the Waves" by W.H.G. Kingston
At their backs hung quivers of iron-headed arrows, and two short broadswords were slung to their sides.
"In the Wilds of Africa" by W.H.G. Kingston
This mineral was used by the Indians for making arrow-heads and spear-heads.
"Wealth of the World's Waste Places and Oceania" by Jewett Castello Gilson
I've got the Arrow Head Spring homestead; I bought it a while ago.
"The Man Next Door" by Emerson Hough
Part of her curls were tied up in a bunch on top of her head, and fastened with a silver arrow and two roses.
"A Little Girl of Long Ago" by Amanda Millie Douglas
For the horn arrow-heads, deer horns were immersed in hot water, then straightened and shaped with stone knives.
"Short Sketches from Oldest America" by John Driggs
Slone came at length to a group of pines, and here he found the remains of a camp fire, and some flint arrow-heads.
"The Boy Scouts Book of Campfire Stories" by Various
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In poetry:

His bow, for action ready bent,
And arrows, with a head of stone,
Can only mean that life is spent,
And not the finer essence gone.
"The Indian Burying Ground" by Philip Morin Freneau
With bow of elm, or hick'ry strong,
And arrow arm'd with flinty head,
He drew with practis'd hand the thong,
And quick and straight, the shaft it sped.
"The Indian" by Thomas Frederick Young
"The first of blessings I shall thee show,
Is by a burn, that's call'd of bread;
Where Saxon men shall tine the bow,
And find their arrows lack the head.
"Thomas the Rhymer" by Sir Walter Scott
He doth bear a golden bow,
And a quiver, hanging low,
Full of arrows, that outbrave
Dian's shafts; where, if he have
Any head more sharp than other,
With that first he strikes his mother.
"Venus' Runaway" by Ben Jonson
And he uttered a fearful cry
To his gay archers near by,
Ho! archers! draw your arrows to the head,
And make sure to kill them dead;
Forward, without dread, and make them fly,
Saint George for England, be our cry!
"The Battle of Bannockburn" by William Topaz McGonagall
His hair was like a yellow flame about the bloated face,
The blood had stained his tunic from the fatal arrow-place.
Not good to look upon was he, in life, nor yet when dead.
The driver of the cart drove on, and never turned his head.
"The Death of William Rufus" by Robert Fuller Murray

In news:

When he takes the stage to conduct, he walks out rapidly, slightly hunched, his head thrust forward, as if moving through a gantlet and trying to protect himself from the needling arrows of thousands of watching eyes.
(A) Mucosal enhancement over ascending colon (arrow head) and lack of mucosal enhancement over the descending colon (arrow).
A Broken Arrow man is facing the music after being accused of beating his roommate on the head with a harmonica .
Julie stood poised behind the house, bow drawn tight, aiming along the shaft of a blunt-headed arrow as the June sun filtered through the trees.
Pepper Pike, Ohio – Ursuline College has hired Shannon Sword as head coach of the Arrows basketball program.
There's nothing more dangerous than spending an entire summer launching arrows at a single target and then heading afield with a false notion of preparedness.
Cat found with 12-inch arrow in ear, head.
A Northern California cat found with an arrow sticking through one ear and into its head was recuperating Tuesday after surgery at a veterinary hospital.
An x-ray of a 3-year old silver tabby found in Te Atatu, Auckland with an arrow protruding from its head.
Hogadon Ski Area has a new company responsible for handling the food sales at their lodge this year, Arrow Head Catering.
Police said a man used a compound bow and arrow to shoot his father in the head in front of a computer science class the father was teaching.
Police in Casper say Krumm shot an arrow into the head of his father , James Krumm, while his father was teaching computer science in a classroom at Casper College, after having fatally stabbed his father 's live-in girlfriend at their home.
The death of a 16-year-old Minnesota boy who was shot in the head with an arrow by his best friend as he rode a bicycle was a " fluke tragedy," an attorney told FoxNews.com.
Police in Casper say Krumm shot an arrow into the head of his father, James Krumm, while his father was teaching computer science in a classroom at Casper College, after having fatally stabbed his father's live-in girlfriend at their home.
Once lapping was done, the new valve stems were lubed up and installed into the heads with Viton oil seals (arrow).
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In science:

An analogous procedure is fol lowed each time a is the tail of an arrow in ω1 and the head of an arrow in ω2 , with the roles of primary and secondary colours interchanged and factor −(−1)(i+j+1)(n−1) .
Double Poisson structures on finite dimensional semi-simple algebras
This shows that there is precisely one arrow between (λ + jα, rj ) and (λ + (j ± 1)α, rj±1 ) and no other arrow which has (λ + jα, rj ) as its head or tail.
Current algebras, highest weight categories and quivers
Then Γ is interval closed and the quiver Q(Γ) is of type ˜Dℓ+1 , where the set Γ2 consists of precisely those vertices which are either the head or the tail of precisely one arrow.
Current algebras, highest weight categories and quivers
An arrow goes from one cell of the shape into another one, and each cell of the shape is either the head or the tail of one and only one arrow.
Representations of quivers, their generalizations and invariants
Given an arrow a ∈ T , denote by a′ and a′′ the columns containing the head and the tail of a, respectively.
Representations of quivers, their generalizations and invariants
The thickness of two-headed arrow indicates the coupling strengths and only couplings above 15 cm−1 are shown.
Complex quantum network model of energy transfer in photosynthetic complexes
On the other hand, it is possible to use general order arrows (dotted lines between events with an arrow head in their middle section) to express causal orderings of events on different instances.
Formal Test Purposes and The Validity of Test Cases
The position of the light signal is at the head of the wavy arrow in each figure.
The physics of space and time II: A reassessment of Einstein's 1905 special relativity paper
There are obviously two directions in which the concept of a graph as given in Definition 2.1 may be generalized, generalization at the head or at the tail of the arrow in the diagram.
General concepts of graphs
The concept of a relational system may be obtained by a generalization on both head and tail of the arrow in Definition 2.1, and insisting that the mappings concerned are injections.
General concepts of graphs
The periodical boundary conditions are illustrated by the double-headed arrow.
Quantum Corner-Transfer Matrix DMRG
Arrows in (c) show the “head” region (HR) the “shoulder” region (SR) and the “near-side” region (NR).
Hadronic Final States and QCD: Summary
An arrow can be composed with another arrow only if the head of one of them coincides with the tail of the other.
Galois-Type Extensions and Equivariant Projectivity
Graphs that will be discussed in this paper are subclasses of loopless mixed graphs. A mixed graph is a graph containing three types of edges denoted by arrows, arcs (two-headed arrows), and lines (solid lines).
Stable Mixed Graphs
Denote by ~E (Σ) (or just ~E ) the set of directed edges of Σ where the direction is always taken to be from from the tail to the head (as in the direction of the arrow).
Necessary and sufficient conditions for McShane's identity and variations
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