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Archer

In the United Kingdom, a slang term for 2,000 pounds. The term derives from a man named Jeffrey Archer, who was accused of bribing a prostitute with 2,000 pounds.
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Rob the Stroller," said he, "here is the golden arrow which has been offered to the best of archers this day.
I am called Rob the Stroller, my Lord Sheriff," said the archer.
The Sheriff glowered furiously upon this ragged archer who had refused his service, taken his prize without a word of thanks, and snubbed his daughter.
Then the archers stepped forth to their places, while all the folks shouted with a mighty voice, each man calling upon his favorite yeoman.
One arrow shooteth each man first, and from all the archers shall the ten that shooteth the fairest shafts be chosen for to shoot again.
Then the Sheriff leaned forward, looking keenly among the press of archers to find whether Robin Hood was among them; but no one was there clad in Lincoln green, such as was worn by Robin and his band.
The fat, red-faced gleeman, the listening group, the archer with upraised finger beating in time to the music, and the huge sprawling figure of Hordle John, all thrown into red light and black shadow by the flickering fire in the centre--memory was to come often lovingly back to it.
The archer settled himself to it like one who had known what it was to find good food scarce; but his tongue still went as merrily as his teeth.
Meaning that I lie," said the archer, laying down his knife.
thought Newland Archer, his glance flitting back to the young girl with the lilies-of-the- valley.
In matters intellectual and artistic Newland Archer felt himself distinctly the superior of these chosen specimens of old New York gentility; he had probably read more, thought more, and even seen a good deal more of the world, than any other man of the number.
Newland Archer, following Lefferts's glance, saw with surprise that his exclamation had been occasioned by the entry of a new figure into old Mrs.