toxophilite

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toxophilite

(tɒkˈsɒfɪˌlaɪt)
n
(Archery) an archer
adj
(Archery) of or relating to archery
[C18: from Toxophilus, the title of a book (1545) by Ascham, designed to mean: a lover of the bow, from Greek toxon bow + philos loving]
toxˈophily n

toxophilite

Someone who enjoys archery.
References in classic literature ?
What causes them to labour at pianoforte sonatas, and to learn four songs from a fashionable master at a guinea a lesson, and to play the harp if they have handsome arms and neat elbows, and to wear Lincoln Green toxophilite hats and feathers, but that they may bring down some "desirable" young man with those killing bows and arrows of theirs?
Up for grabs was the title Field Knight to the Company of the Plantagenet Toxophilites, a band of ancient archers.
So the Company of Plantagenet Toxophilites was set up and bestowed knighthoods on the archers in recognition of their talents.