By Oliver Loo
The booklet comprises over 1100 phrases and is meant to be a brief reference consultant for the reader of The Hobbit & The Lord of the jewelry, the place outdated, unusual and archaic phrases might be fast regarded up and their which means made transparent. Draught for instance happens 35 occasions within the textual content with not less than five varied meanings. It capacity present of air in a single sentence, consuming, or a drink or potion in one other, person who is drafted into provider in one other, to attract or to drag in one other and eventually the intensity a vessel sinks within the water. One must be aware of all the meanings for you to totally comprehend the textual content. The phrases within the first part of every one ebook are prepared so as of visual appeal within the books. within the final part, the phrases are prepared alphabetically for ease of discovering a specific be aware with no regard to the place it truly is used. additionally integrated is the sentence the place the be aware is used to supply the reader with the contextual surroundings of the be aware within the sentence it truly is utilized in as an reduction to appreciate the that means.
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Extra resources for A Tolkien English Glossary: A Guide to Old Uncommon and Achaic Words Used in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings
Bannocks 58 A flat cake made of oatmeal, barley-meal, or the like, commonly cooked on a griddle. The bannocks are baking! ). And listen and hark parapet 60 A protective wall or barrier at the edge of a balcony, roof, bridge, or the like. There was only a narrow bridge of stone without a parapet, as narrow as a pony could well walk on…. palpitating 61 To pulsate with unnatural rapidity, as the heart, from exertion, emotion; also, to quiver or tremble, as a body, a person or anything else. while things that are uncomfortable palpitating, and even gruesome, may make a good tale….
The Baggins has got it in its pocketses; the nassty noser has found it…. splayed 97 Spread out; wide and flat; turned outward; fig. clumsy or awkward; oblique or awry. He seemed to be crouched right down with his flat hands splayed on the floor, and his head thrust out... a glimpse of endless unmarked days without light or hope of betterment, hard stone, cold fish, sneaking and whispering. smote 99 Preterit of smite. Afflict, chasten, or punish in a grievous manner; affect mentally with a sudden pang; hence, to affect suddenly and strongly with a specified feeling or sentiment.
Waxing 262 To increase in extent or size; of the moon, to undergo the periodical increase in the extent of its illuminated portion before the full (as opposed to wane). The waxing moon rose higher and higher…. ; make up to by payment or otherwise for loss, injury, suffering, etc. From whom should we claim the recompense of our damage, and aid…. host 265 An army. these messengers had found a host already on the move…. array 267 To set in due order; orderly arrangement; ordered state of things. all the men of arms who were still able, and the most of the Elvenking's array, got ready to march….