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Homo floresiensis.

[From Hobbit, a trademarked name for a member of a race of humanlike creatures about three feet tall that appear in the works of J.R.R. Tolkien.]


1. (European Myth & Legend) one of an imaginary race of half-size people living in holes
2. (Anthropology & Ethnology) a nickname used for a very small type of primitive human, Homo floresiensis, following the discovery of remains of eight such people on the Island of Flores, Indonesia, in 2004
[C20: coined by J. R. R. Tolkien, with the meaning 'hole-builder']
ˈhobbitry n
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Noun1.hobbit - an imaginary being similar to a person but smaller and with hairy feethobbit - an imaginary being similar to a person but smaller and with hairy feet; invented by J.R.R. Tolkien
imaginary being, imaginary creature - a creature of the imagination; a person that exists only in legends or myths or fiction
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Lord of The Rings" fans may know hobbits as the Shire-dwelling, diminutive relatives of the human race who live in underground homes known as hobbit-holes.
Hobbits disappeared from their island home nearly 40,000 years earlier than previously thought, new evidence suggests.
And befitting the life of luxury enjoyed by hobbits, the residence, which sleeps six, doesn't skimp on home comforts - offering a cosy retreat with cooking facilities, a lounge including a log burner and a roll-top free-standing bath.
Will it really be the final outing for all those dwarfs, elves, hobbits and orcs?
He was joined at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles by Billy Boyd and Elijah Wood, who both played Hobbits in the earlier films.
I thought it was the best of the three Hobbits, it just veered off the book for me, tying up loose ends that shouldn't have been there
However, some of the hobbit's original discoverers suggest the hobbits had rather human-looking faces, the Age reported.
WELLINGTON -- Hobbits, elves and dragons appear to be luring tourists to New Zealand as fans await their first glimpse of the second movie in "The Hobbit" trilogy.
This will allow us to go further and explore other sorts of intermediacy in the book: hobbits as intermediate between children and adults, Bilbo as taking part in the intermediacy of middle age, hobbits as intermediaries between the normal and the epic, the real and the fantastic, hobbits as intermediaries between human and the animal.
Rastrick High School and Sixth Form College embraced World Book Day and many of them became Hobbits for the day.
Of his casting of Martin Freeman as Bilbo, New Zealander Peter says: "I've always thought of Hobbits as being very English, with their little cups of tea and their feet up by the fire.