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Tog
2010-Jan-30, 10:36 PM
Is there a specific term for the act of pulling an arrow from a quiver?

Gillianren
2010-Jan-30, 11:01 PM
Not to my knowledge. Once it's out and you're putting it to the bowstring, there's "nocking," but I don't think there's a term for it.

HenrikOlsen
2010-Jan-30, 11:05 PM
I'd use drawing the arrow from the quiver, as the action is basically the same as drawing a sword or a gun.

I know it's nothing like a real reference, but in GURPS the fast draw skill requires specialization and arrow from quiver is one of the possible specializations available.

kleindoofy
2010-Jan-30, 11:06 PM
I've always heard "to draw an arrow" but that just might very well be a non-shop-talk expression from bad Robin Hood movies.

[edit:] too late

Tog
2010-Jan-30, 11:11 PM
Thanks.

Drawing was what I thought as well, but since one draws a bow (pulls back the string) before firing, I thought there might be something else.

hhEb09'1
2010-Jan-30, 11:25 PM
Lift

sarongsong
2010-Jan-31, 01:30 AM
Unquiver.

Alan G. Archer
2010-Jan-31, 02:02 AM
Unquiver.

Sounds good to me.

Ronald Brak
2010-Jan-31, 02:14 AM
Personally I think take his a perfectly good word, as in, "Robin Hood took an arrow from his quiver." This would slightly improve a sentance such as, "Robin Hood drew his bow, drew an arrow, drew back the arrow string and drew a bead on his target."

Sam5
2010-Jan-31, 02:25 AM
I think the term is “dessinez une fleche” or “pour dessiner une fleche”.






:)

hhEb09'1
2010-Jan-31, 05:28 PM
Are you suggesting Robin Hood was French?

Sam5
2010-Jan-31, 05:42 PM
Are you suggesting Robin Hood was French?

I think if there is not an English term available, we should invent a French, Italian, or Latin term. Such terms sound so intellectual. :)

Tobin Dax
2010-Jan-31, 08:25 PM
Are you suggesting Robin Hood was French?
He was in Shrek.

sarongsong
2010-Jan-31, 08:47 PM
The French preferred crossbows.

Strange
2010-Jan-31, 08:57 PM
And lets not mention Agincourt