Long-hafted, slender, bone-barbed throwing-spears lay along the gunwale of the canoe, while a quiverful
of arrows hung on each man's back.
But there are probably precious few place-names that can be made to rhyme with quiverful
, so the verbal mischief from one of the most-loved singers of his generation can easily be overlooked.
Paul Nicholls could easily saddle the first three home again, because the third of his quiverful
of arrows is Neptune Collonges, who ran the race of his life when third a year ago.
I remember once losing a whole quiverful
of arrows shooting at a fox squirrel that was running along branches and leaping from tree to tree.
The Tory peer, currently on trial for perjury, was a close pal, even dedicating his book, A Quiverful
of Arrows, to Oakley.
Norton), journalist John Tierney shoots a quiverful
of literary arrows at the heart of Chagnon's scientific integrity Among Tierney's charges: Chagnon covertly staged incidents shown in famous films of the Yanomami, stirred up Yanomami warfare with his research tactics and reported on their violence in deceptive ways, conspired with others to gain control of the Yanomami's land so that he could ensure research access to them, and codirected what has become a controversial vaccination program that sparked a deadly measles epidemic among the Yanomami.
Now there's a quiverful
of thoughts to conjure with.
He says: "This is one of the best Waterboys records ever - a quiverful
of my sharpest songs, with some unexpected musical twists.
The nicest of a quiverful
of abusive e-mails began "Hi Tosser".
Harold Acton, a man with Italian connections and a quiverful
of wicked darts was on the next staircase, 'therefore, Meadows cannot really have been entirely a socially depressed area'.