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 Rou’tiers.Row (rhyme with now). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Rove (1 syl.).
 
To shoot with roving arrows—i.e. arrows shot at a roving mark, either in height or distance.   1
   To shoot at rovers. To shoot at certain marks of the target so called; to shoot at random without any distinct aim.   2
        “Unbelievers are said by Clobery to ‘shoot at rovers.’”—Divine Glimpses, p. 4 (1659).
   Running at rovers. Running wild; being without restraint.   3
 


 Rou’tiers.Row (rhyme with now). 

 
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