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By Frank J. Wilstach

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Attercop 170 A spider. Attercop! Attercop! , recklessly or shamelessly bold; impudent. We are met together in the house of our friend and fellow conspirator, this most excellent and audacious hobbit…. bannocks 58 A flat cake made of oatmeal, barley-meal, or the like, commonly cooked on a griddle. The bannocks are baking! barrel 29 A cylinder or drum. The round part of a key. " he said, and handed to Thorin a key with a long barrel and intricate wards…. bay 295 A stand made by a hunted animal to face or repel pursuers, or, fig.

Mere 196 A lake; a pond. Up from mere and pool at night! mead 196 A meadow. Now chiefly poetic. Back to pasture, back to mead, kine 196 Archaic plural of cow. Used in numbers combinations with a sense of 'kingly-royal' Where the kine and oxen feed! hustled 197 To shake, push, or shove roughly; often, to force roughly or hurriedly into, out of, or through a place. He had as much as he could do to prevent himself from being hustled and battered to bits; but at last the jostling crowd began to break up….

Not knowing the English meaning or origin of the word Beorn does not take away from the understanding of the text on a pure reading level. Knowing the meaning of Beorn, certainly adds to understanding the text, but this understanding is a deeper, more intricate level of language and of Tolkien himself. It does not mean that words like this are unimportant, it is just that they are beyond the scope of this book. Useage The words from the book are listed exactly as they appear in the text, in the same tense.

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