An instrument used for teaching and practising eye operations in the early 1900s.
facsimile - reproduction
Use for precise reproductions, usually in the same dimensions as the original, especially of books, documents, prints, and drawings. Today often reproduced photographically; in the past, reproduced by engraving or other printmaking process.
Ceramic figure purchased at a fair, usually as a memento
The pair of fine channels through which eggs pass from a woman’s ovaries to her uterus.
fan - costume accessory
Hand-held impliment used to produce a current of air or that serve as purely decorative accessory; may be rigid or collapsible.
A manual of fares, normally held in a booking office, showing the price of travel between stations for the various classes of passenger or ticket.
A tariff of fares applicable from the current location.
To provide with food or nourishment
Specially shaped cup used to feed invalids who cannot sit up.
differs from 'feeding cup' as not necessarily used for feeding babies or invalids, sometimes used during cermonies and ritulas such as the feeding of chiefs during tattooing ceremonies, sometimes classed as a relgious object.
A piece of flexible tubing passed through the oral pharynx and into the oesophagus and stomach, through which liquid food is fed. Used to feed patient or in some cases force feeding in case of hunger strikers.
A barrier form of contraception. It is worn inside the vagina. A flexible ring at the closed end of the tube covers the cervix and holds it in place, while at the other end an open ring stays in place at the vaginal opening. Like the male condom it provides a protective barrier during sex and is used both as a contraceptive and to protect against sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
The time in a woman's life when ovulation and menstruation stop and the woman is no longer able to bear children. The menopause can occur at any age between the middle thirties and the middle fifties, but occurs most commonly between 45 and 55.
urinal used by women
The thigh bone. It is the longest bone in the human body.
Refers to a variety of formed components, often curved and of metal or wood, mounted or hung along the sides of land vehicles or watercraft, as over the wheels of road vehicles, to protect the vehicles and occupants from injury and splashing.
An Alfred Fenning's product
Alfred Fennings opened a pharmacy in London in 1840 which sold treatments for serious illnesses. A ‘Fennings product’ is from this company, which distributed its wares across Britain.
A form of anaerobic respiration (respiration that does not need oxygen) occurring in certain micro-organisms, for example yeasts.
The natural capacity to give birth.