By Oliver Loo

The ebook includes over 1100 phrases and is meant to be a short reference consultant for the reader of The Hobbit & The Lord of the jewelry, the place previous, unusual and archaic phrases could be quick appeared up and their which means made transparent. Draught for instance happens 35 instances within the textual content with at the very least five diverse meanings. It capacity 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 drag in one other and eventually the intensity a vessel sinks within the water. One must understand the entire meanings so as to absolutely comprehend the textual content. The phrases within the first part of each one booklet 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 observe with no regard to the place it's used. additionally incorporated is the sentence the place the observe is used to supply the reader with the contextual surroundings of the note within the sentence it truly is utilized in as an relief to appreciate the which means.

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Other words, I could not find at all. I also found out that even though a word was used again later in the text, its meaning may not be the same as the previous occurrence. Take draught, for example. It occurs 35 times in the text with at least 5 different meanings. It means current of air in one sentence, drinking, or a drink or potion in another, one who is drafted into service in another, to draw or to pull in another and finally the depth a vessel sinks in the water. One needs to know all of the meanings in order to fully understand the text.

Bebother 19 To confuse, to give trouble. See text above for confusticate. lo 19 An exclamation of surprise, greeting, etc. Also, look! see! behold! Lo and behold! there stood Balin and Dwalin at the door of the kitchen…. afresh 19 Again. …they had whisked the trays and a couple of small tables into the parlour and set out everything afresh. fender 21 A metal guard before an open fire; to keep back falling coals. Then they went back, and found Thorin with his feet on the fender…. , an old (medieval and later) type having from five to seven strings, and made in four sizes.

Succoured 277 British preferred form of succor; to run under; run to aid; help; to help or relieve in difficulty, want or distress; to furnish with military assistance; auxiliary forces; reinforcements. The Elvenking is my friend, and he has succoured the people of the Lake in their need…. besieged 278 To lay siege to; beset with or as with a siege; assail persistently. "I declare the Mountain besieged. Chapter 16 A thief in the Night beset 279 To set, stud, or surround with something; also to surround as in a siege or attack, hem in; attack on all sides; assail.

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