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Pull the long bow


  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Pull the long bow to lie or boast beyond measure
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. pullian; conn. with Low Ger. pulen, to pluck.


In literature:

Other people's pulls at the long-bow always seem much more apparent than one's own!
"On Board the Esmeralda" by John Conroy Hutcheson
Mayo hurried to the bow of the boat and pulled free a long stretch of cable.
"Blow The Man Down" by Holman Day
You used to pull the long bow with considerable effect, but this chap beats you hollow.
"Blackwoods Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 59, No. 366, April, 1846" by Various
You used to pull the long bow with considerable effect, but this chap beats you hollow.
"Tales from Blackwood" by Various
He at last, after a long delay, pulled his bow and shot: the bird reeled, fell, and died.
"Dramatic Technique" by George Pierce Baker
The Irish, you know, pull the long-bow terribly, and disconcert you by themselves believing their own lies.
"My Lords of Strogue Vol. III, (of III)" by Lewis Wingfield