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Old 01-25-2001, 01:37 PM   #28
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foils and spears

I thought of the foil/sword thing also , I am wondering if old or middle enlish etc, used foil as spear.

re: local herb names however , this could be something that a local wisewoman of JRRt's youth used and was a name distinct to a few districts.

herblore is often full of name changes and endless lists of obscure refernces and attributed properties , often going back 1000 or more years in the west [and much longer in China].

Lindil is often found on posting on the New Silmarillion Canon Forum at the Barrowdowns discussion board. 'The dwindling Men of the West would often sit up late into the night, and awaken early before dawn- exchanging lore and wisdom such as they possessed , so that they should not fall back into the mean and low estate of those , who never knew or more sadly still, had indeed rebelled against the Light.' </p>
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The dwindling Men of the West would often sit up late into the night exchanging lore & wisdom such as they still possessed that they should not fall back into the mean estate of those who never knew or indeed rebelled against the Light.
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