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the string of an archer’s bow.
a string, typically of horsehair, for the bow of an instrument of the violin and viol families.
(especially in the Ottoman Empire) a similar string for killing people by strangulation.
to strangle with a bowstring or any string or band.
Historical Examples

Hunting with the Bow and Arrow Saxton Pope
Dreamers of the Ghetto I. Zangwill
The Rulers of the Mediterranean Richard Harding Davis
The Iliad of Homer (1873) Homer
The Dop Doctor Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
Hawk Eye David Cory
The Saracen: Land of the Infidel Robert Shea
The Trumpet-Major Thomas Hardy
Gideon’s Band George W. Cable
Famous Sea Fights John Richard Hale

the string of an archer’s bow, usually consisting of three strands of hemp


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