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and is meant to be a brief reference consultant for the reader of The Hobbit & The Lord of the earrings, the place outdated, unusual and archaic phrases may be fast seemed up and their which means made transparent. Draught for instance happens 35 instances within the textual content with at the least five various 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 tug in one other and eventually the intensity a vessel sinks within the water. One must recognize the entire meanings with a purpose 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 observe 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 surroundings of the observe within the sentence it really is utilized in as an relief to appreciate the which means.
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Thorin indeed was very haughty, and said nothing about service…. mince-pies 19 A pie filled with minced meat. Mince - to cut up or chop small, or in little pieces. And mince-pies and cheese…. larders 19 A room or place where meat or other provisions are kept; a pantry; hence, the store of provisions in a house. " …. flummoxed 19 To bewilder; confound; bring to confusion. thought Mr. Baggins, who was feeling positively flummoxed…. wretched 19 Deeply unhappy in mind. Mr. Baggins…was beginning to wonder whether a most wretched adventure had not come right into his house.
Queer 11 Strange, odd, peculiar, eccentric, in appearance or character. Still it is probable that Bilbo.... got something a bit queer in his makeup from the Took side.... ages 12 A period of the earth's history. He had not been down that way under The Hill for ages and ages…. braces 13 Suspenders. I can’t think what anybody sees in them," said our Mr. Baggins, and stuck one thumb behind his brace…. studs 13 A small button or fastener, commonly of metal, bone, or the like and in the form of a small knob and a disk connected by a stem, used (when passing through small button holes or the like) for holding together parts of dress or for ornament.
There the rocky roof came down close to the surface of the stream, and from it a portcullis could be dropped right to the bed of the river to prevent anyone coming in or out…. ; also, a vessel for holding liquids, as for use at table, esp. one with a handle, a spout and usually a cover. they entered a small cellar and sat down at a table on which two large flagons were set. heady 190 Apt to affect the head; intoxicating. was the heady vintage of the great gardens of Dorwinion, not meant for his soldiers or his servants, but for the king's feasts only, and for smaller bowls, not for the butler's great flagons.