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(1846–1917) famed sharpshooter in Wild West show. [Am. Hist.: Flexner, 67]
son of Pan, companion to Muses; skilled in archery. [Gk. Myth.: Howe, 70]
sobriquet of 1880s cowboy-sharpshooter, Nat Love. [Am. Hist.: Flexner, 41]
Norse god, famed archer, met the same challenge as William Tell. [Norse Myth.: Brewer Dictionary, 323]
Hickok, “Wild Bill”
sharpshooting frontier folk hero. [Am. Lit.: The Last of the Mohicans]
(1837–1876) sharpshooting stage driver and marshal of U.S. West. [Am. Hist.: Flexner, 387]
famed throughout land for skill as archer. [Br. Lit.: Robin Hood]
(1860–1926) renowned expert gunshooter of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show. [Am. Hist.: Brewer Dictionary, 771]
such a bad archer, killed crow while aiming for pigeon. [Nurs. Rhyme: Mother Goose, 33]
shot apple off son’s head with arrow. [Swiss Legend: Brewer Dictionary, 1066; Ital. Opera: Rossini, William Tell]
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