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Ulyssesʹ Bow

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Only Ulysses could draw his own bow, and he could shoot an arrow through twelve rings. By this sign Penelʹopē recognised her husband after an absence of twenty years.

Ulyssesʹ bow was prophetic. It belonged at one time to Euʹrytus of Œehalʹia.

“This bow of mine sang to me of present war … ‘I have heard but once of such a weapon … the bow of Odysseus,ʹ said the queen.”—H. Rider Haggard: The World’s Desire, bk. ii. chap. i.

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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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Ulster Badge
Ulster King of Arms
Ultima Thule
Ultimatum (Latin)
Ultimum Vale (Latin)
Ultimus Romanorum
Ultra Vires
Ultramontane Party
Ulysses
Ulysses (The)
Ulysses Bow
Uma
Umber
Umble-pie
Umbra
Umbrage
Umbrella
Umbrella
Una (Truth, so called because truth is one)
Una Serranilla [a little mountain song]
Unaneled

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Ulysses' Bow