By Oliver Loo
The booklet comprises over 1100 phrases and is meant to be a brief reference advisor for the reader of The Hobbit & The Lord of the earrings, the place outdated, unusual and archaic phrases will be fast regarded up and their which means made transparent. Draught for instance happens 35 instances within the textual content with a minimum of five diverse meanings. It capacity present of air in a single sentence, ingesting, or a drink or potion in one other, one that 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 comprehend all the meanings so as to absolutely comprehend the textual content. The phrases within the first part of each 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 be aware with no regard to the place it truly is used. additionally incorporated is the sentence the place the notice is used to supply the reader with the contextual environment of the notice within the sentence it truly is utilized in as an reduction to appreciate the that means.
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The lightning splinters on the peaks, and rocks shiver, and great crashes split the air…. whinnying 68 Of a horse, to utter its characteristic call or cry; neigh. some of them were whinnying with fright. guffawing 68 A loud, coarse burst of laughter; to laugh loudly and boisterously. They could hear the giants guffawing and shouting…. nooks 69 A corner, as in a room; any small recess; a secluded or sheltered place. …a dry floor and some comfortable nooks. champing 69 To crush with the teeth and chew vigorously or noisily; munch; also to bite upon, esp.
Feint 294 A feigned or assumed appearance; a pretense; also, a movement made with the object of deceiving an adversary; an appearance of aiming at one part or point when another is the real object of attack. A few brave men were strung before them to make a feint of resistance…. rending 295 To separate into part with force or violence; to tear apart, split, divide. many of their own wolves were turning upon them and rending the dead and the wounded. ravening 295 To seize as spoil or prey; also, to devour voraciously; to seek plunder or prey.
They had whisked the trays and a couple of small tables into the parlour and set out everything afresh. ages 12 A period of the earth's history. He had not been down that way under The Hill for ages and ages…. alighted 269 To get down as from a horse or a vehicle; descend; come to rest. He alighted stiffly on the ground before them…. ambling 40 Amble. To go at an easy pace. they had passed through hobbit-lands, a wild respectable country inhabited by decent folk, with good roads, an inn or two, and now and then a dwarf or a farmer ambling by on business.