- "I never hurt fair maid in all my time, Nor at mine end shall it be;
But give me my bent bow in my hand,
And a broad arrow, I'll let flee;
And where this arrow is taken up, There shall my grave digged be."
Robin Hood's death, from "The English and Scottish Popular Ballads" by Francis James Child, 1888, version B.
- Archery (noun \ˈär-chə-rē\): the art, practice, or skill of propelling arrows with the use of a bow, from Latin arcus. Historically, archery has been used for hunting and combat, while in modern times, its main use is that of a recreational activity.Archer (ar·cher, noun \ˈär-chər\): Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin arcarius, alteration of arcuarius, from arcuarius of a bow, from Latin arcus bow.