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 Arrow.Arse’ts (in Jerusalem Delivered). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
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.   1
 


 Arrow.Arse’ts (in Jerusalem Delivered). 

 
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