Found on the web.
Anchor The location to which the hand that draws the bow
string is positioned to when at full draw.
Anchor point The place where an arrows nock is drawn to
before release, usually the chin, cheek, ear or chest. Used to
Archer's guard See Bracer.
Arrow The missile shot by an archer from a bow.
Arrowhead The striking end of an arrow, usually made of
a different type of material from the shaft such as iron, flint
or bronze, depending the purpose of the arrow.
Arrowsmith A maker of metal arrowheads.
Arrow spacer A circular piece of leather pierced by 24
holes used to keep the shafts of a sheath of arrows apart from
each other and prevent damage to the flights during transport.
Back of the bow The surface of the bow furthest from the
archer when they hold the bow in the firing position.
Backed bow A bow consisting primarily of wood but having
a thin strip of a material (wood or hide) attached to the back
of the bow.
Barb A rearward turned point on an arrow head.
Barrelled An arrow which is thickest in the middle and
tapers to the ends.
Belly of the bow The surface of the bow closest to the
archer when they hold the bow in the firing position.
Bodkin A type of arrow head.
Bow A projectile weapon consisting of a shaft with the
two ends joined by a string used to shoot arrows.
Bow arm The arm which holds the bow.
Bowman An archer.
Bow marks Archery targets.
Bow release The way a bow string is released when loosing
an arrow. Varieties of release techniques included; primary, secondary,
tertiary, Mediterranean, Flemish and Mongolian.
Bow stave A roughly trimmed length of wood from which a
complete self bow is fashioned.
Bowstring The string of bow made from such materials as;
plant fibre, silk or sinew, used to transfer the energy from the
bow to the arrow.
Bowyer A maker of bows.
Brace To string a bow.
Bracer, Archer's guard, Arm guard A covering for an archer's
left wrist, used to protect the wrist from the slap of the string.
Breast The part of an arrow which touches the bow when
the arrow is placed on the string ready to be drawn.
Broad arrow An arrow with a broad barbed head.
Broadhead A wide steel arrowhead used on hunting arrows.
Butt  An earthen mound used as a backing for a target.
 A target made from compacted straw.
Butt fields English public archery practice grounds, 15th
Cast The ability of a bow to project an arrow.
Cock feather The feather at right angles to the string
position in the nock on three feathered arrows.
Composite bow A recurve bow made from a number of materials
laminated together (eg. wood, sinew and horn).
Cresting The identifying coloured rings applied to the
arrow shaft forward of the fletchings used to mark ownership.
Draw The act of bending the bow to full arrow length by
drawing the string backwards while holding the bow steady.
Draw length The length the bow is drawn to the anchor point.
Draw weight The force required to draw a bow to full arrow
length, usually measure in pounds at a certain draw length measured
Feathers The flights on an arrow to aid in stability in
Fistmele The measurement of the distance from the grip
to the string of a bow, usually measured by placing a fist on
the grip with the thumb extended towards the bowstring.
Fletcher  An arrow maker.
 A person who attaches fletches to arrows.
Fletching To add flights to an arrow.
Footed arrow An arrow reinforced with a spliced hardwood
Fore shaft A supplementary hard wood shaft added to the
front end of a shaft.
Group Used for a number of arrows close together on a target.
Limb One of the arms of a bow, from grip to tip.
Longbow A self bow, usually the height of the user, preferably
made of yew and made famous by the English at Crecy, Poiters and
Loose To release the string of a bow to propel an arrow
towards its target.
Mediterranean loose: The three fingered loose used by Western
Mongolian loose The loose used by Asiatic archers where
the thumb is hooked around the string.
Nock  The end of an arrow with a notch in it for the
 The grooves in the tips of the limbs of bow to fit the bowstring.
 The act of fitting an arrow to the string.
Nocking point The place on the bowstring where the arrow
is placed for firing.
Peacock arrows Arrows of the 14th century fletched with
Pile A type of arrow head used for target shooting
Quiver, Querquer A bag or case to carry arrows.
Recurve bow A bow where the limbs bend away from the archer
when held in the firing position.
Self bow A bow made from one piece of wood.
Shaft The body of an arrow.
Sheath of arrows A bundle of twenty four arrows.
Spine Measurement of the amount of elasticity of an arrow
Stave A piece of wood destined to be shaped into a bow.
Stele The wooden shaft of an arrow.
Stone bow A bow which is used to shoot stones, pellets
String  A bowstring.
 To fit a bow with a string.
Stringer  An aid to stringing a bow.
 A maker or seller of bowstrings.
Wand shot An archery contest were the target consists of
a piece of peeled willow about 6 foot in length placed upright
in the ground.
Whistling arrow An arrow with a large hollow head with
openings in front and sides. When shot the air rushing through
the openings make a whistling noise.
From Romeo and Juliet.
Apoth. Who calls so loud?
Rom. Come hither, man. I see that thou art poor.
Hold, there is forty ducats. Let me have
A dram of poison, such soon-speeding gear
As will disperse itself through all the veins
That the life-weary taker may fall dead,
And that the trunk may be discharg'd of breath
As violently as hasty powder fir'd
Doth hurry from the fatal cannon's womb.
Apoth. Such mortal drugs I have; but Mantua's law
Is death to any he that utters them.
Rom. Art thou so bare and full of wretchedness
And fearest to die? Famine is in thy cheeks,
Need and oppression starveth in thine eyes,
Contempt and beggary hangs upon thy back:
The world is not thy friend, nor the world's law;
The world affords no law to make thee rich;
Then be not poor, but break it and take this.
Apoth. My poverty but not my will consents.
Rom. I pay thy poverty and not thy will.
Apoth. Put this in any liquid thing you will
And drink it off, and if you had the strength
Of twenty men, it would dispatch you straight.
Rom. There is thy goldworse poison to men's souls,
Doing more murther in this loathsome world,
Than these poor compounds that thou mayst not sell.
I sell thee poison; thou hast sold me none.
Farewell. Buy food and get thyself in flesh.
Come, cordial and not poison, go with me
To Juliet's grave; for there must I use thee.
Apothecaries used a traditional system of weights for the measuring
and dispensing of drugs
• grain (1/480 ounce)
• scruple (20 grains or 1/24 ounce)
• dram (3 scruples or 1/8 ounce)
• ounce (8 drams)
• pound (12 ounces).
60 grains = 1 dram = 1/8 ounce.
Condensed from the web.
The apothecary did
more than sell drugs. An apothecary often:
• Provided medical treatment
• Prescribed medicine
• Trained apprentices
• Performed surgery
• Served as a man-midwife.
Records kept by 18th-century apothecaries in Williamsburg, Virginia,
show that they made house calls to treat patients, made and prescribed
medicines, and trained apprentices. Some apothecaries were also
trained as surgeons and man-midwives. The Pasteur & Galt Apothecary
Shop, on Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg, features copies
of Dr. Galt's certificates in medical theory, midwifery, and surgery
for training completed at Saint Thomas' Hospital in London. A
large collection of Delft drug jars for storing medications line
one wall, and there are antique implements for compounding and
dispensing drugs. Medicinal leeches swim in a jar.
The apothecary sold patented and proprietary medicines as well
as medicines he made from imported ingredients, which included
plant, animal, chemical and mineral materials. Liquids were the
most common form of medicine and included tinctures and spirits
(alcohol based), syrups (sugar and water based), and decoctions
and infusions (water based).
Williamsburg apothecaries also sold cooking spices, candles,
salad oil, anchovies, toothbrushes, tobacco, snuff, gold and silver
leaf, vermicelli, and French chalk for taking grease out of silks
and fine cloths.
The apothecary's shop usually included areas for serving customers,
for accounting purposes, facilities for making medicines, and
a study, where the doctor kept records relating to his business
as well as medical books, educational aids, and tools of the trade.
Day 1: Arrival; banquet; Elladan kidnapped.
Day 2: Legolas collapses; Legolas & Eowyn meet Senta; Elladan is returned; Wolfram watches Legolas & Eowyn on the balcony.
Day 3: Senta's miscarriage; Legolas, Eowyn, Aragorn, Gimli visit the Apothecary's shop; Legolas talks to Imrahil; Eowyn finds the recipe; Wolfram stalks Eowyn; Legolas longs for immortality for Eowyn.
Day 4: 7.30 Bernal begins his watch
11.00 Naming Ceremony
12.00 Legolas is attacked
12.15 Wolfram escapes
12.45 Dinendal examines Legolas
15.30 Brenal sees the boy at Herzog's shop
15.45 Herzog reaches Wolfram
16.15 Herzog binds Wolfram's legs
16.45 Wolfram takes his first dose of the anodyne;
Brenal reports to Aragorn;
Haldir joins Brenal on watch
17.45 Wolfram leaves the woman's house
18.15 Wolfram visits Torul
18.45 Wolfram visits the kitchen
19.00 Wolfram enters the Healing Room and kidnaps Eowyn
19.20 Legolas regains consciousness
19.45 Eomer arrives
20.00 Wolfram and Eowyn leave the drains
20.15 Wolfram and Eowyn are seen by Haldir and Brenal;
Haldir enters the shop
20.45 Wolfram takes his second dose of anodyne
21.45 The Sea Maiden sets sail
Day 5: 00.35 Eowyn attacks Wolfram
00.45 Wolfram requires his third and final dose of anodyne
04.45 The anodyne wears off
Dawn: The Starlight and the Sea Maiden return to Dol Amroth
Mid afternoon: Legolas visits Herzog
Dusk: Imrahil, Aragorn, Eomer and Gimli rescue Legolas from the sea
Evening: Eowyn breaks the enchantment
Late evening: The final banquet
Day 5: The friends say farewell and return home, watched