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Arrowroot

is araruta, the Indian word ara is the name of the plant. There is no evidence of its being used to absorb the poison of poisoned arrows in fleshy wounds.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Arod
Aroint thee
Aronteus
Aroundight
Arras
Arria
Arrière Pensée (plural arrières pensées)
Arrot
Arrow
Arrowroot
Arsetēs (in Jerusalem Delivered)
Artaxerxes
Artegal (Sir) (in Spenser’s Faërie Queene)
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Arthegal
Arthur
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