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By Oliver Loo

The booklet comprises over 1100 phrases and is meant to be a short reference advisor for the reader of The Hobbit & The Lord of the earrings, the place previous, unusual and archaic phrases may be speedy appeared up and their that means made transparent. Draught for instance happens 35 instances within the textual content with no less than five diverse meanings. It ability present of air in a single sentence, ingesting, or a drink or potion in one other, person who is drafted into carrier in one other, to attract or to tug in one other and eventually the intensity a vessel sinks within the water. One must recognize the entire meanings with the intention to absolutely comprehend the textual content. The phrases within the first portion of every one publication are prepared so as of visual appeal within the books. within the final part, the phrases are prepared alphabetically for ease of discovering a selected notice with out regard to the place it's used. additionally integrated is the sentence the place the be aware is used to supply the reader with the contextual environment of the note within the sentence it's utilized in as an relief to appreciate the that means.

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Depredations 17 A praying upon or plundering; robbery; ravage, waste. … hearth 18 The part of the floor of the room on which the fire is made or above which is a grate or the like for fire; the floor of a fireplace. A big jug of coffee bad just been set in the hearth…. bewildered 18 To confuse completely as to direction or course; render utterly confused in mind, perplex completely; daze. Bilbo rushed along the passage, very angry, and altogether bewildered and bewuthered-this was the most awkward Wednesday….

Mr. Baggins was not quite so prosy as he liked to believe…. scuttled 14 To run with quick, hurried steps. With that the hobbit turned and scuttled inside his round green door…. , unleavened bread; an oat-cake. e. not a "sweet," "birthday" cake. he thought a cake or two and a drink of something would do him good after his fright. ) as to do something, or that something may be. " flustered 15 Confused, disconcerted. Yesterday he had been too flustered to do anything…. morsel 16 A bite, mouthful, or small portion of food, or the like; a bit or dish of food of specified character.

The hobbits did not understand his words, but as he spoke they had a vision as it were of a great expanse of years behind them, like a vast shadowy plain over which there strode shapes of Men, tall and grim with bright swords, and last came one with a star on his brow. Then the vision faded, and they were back in the sunlit world. Could keen not also mean mourning here? The use certainly implies sharp, but mourning could also be applicable. , because one does not necessarily need to know the meaning of these words in order to understand the text (on one level at least).

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