Parthian (adj.)
from Parthia, ancient kingdom of W Asia; known for skilled horsemen and archery
AC I.ii.101[Messenger to Antony, of Labienus] hath with his Parthian force / Extended Asia
AC III.i.6[Silius to Ventidius] with Parthian blood thy sword is warm
AC IV.xiv.70[Eros to Antony] Shall I do that which all the Parthian darts, / Though enemy, lost aim and could not?
Cym I.vii.20[Iachimo to himself] like the Parthian I shall flying fight
TNK II.i.104[Palamon to Arcite] the angry swine / Flies like a Parthian quiver from our rages
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