Rove

(1 syl.). To shoot with roving arrows—i.e. arrows shot at a roving mark, either in height or distance.

To shoot at rovers.
To shoot at certain marks of the target so called; to shoot at random without any distinct aim.

“Unbelievers are said by Clobery to `shoot at rovers.” —Divine Glimpscs, p. 4 (1659).

Running at rovers.
Running wild; being without restraint.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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