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orc

(ɔːk) or

orca

n
(Animals) any of various whales, such as the killer and grampus
[C16: via Latin orca, perhaps from Greek orux whale]

orc

(ɔːk)
n
(European Myth & Legend) one of an imaginary race of evil goblins, esp in the fiction of J.R.R. Tolkien
[probably from Italian orco man-eating giant]
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As Tolkien and Conlang specialist Helge Fauskanger observes, in his essay "Orkish and the Black Speech: a Base Language for Base Purposes," there is apparently nothing inherent in the language itself that might justify this poor appraisal: "The Black Speech possesses the plosives b, g, d, p, t, k, the spirants th, gh (and possibly f and kh, attested in Ore-names only), the lateral 1, the vibrant r, the nasals m, n, and the sibilants s, z, sh," observes Fauskanger.
At a police station in Los Angeles, human police officer Daryl Ward is forcefully partnered up with the first Orkish police officer.
orkish? They can salvage scrap to upgrade themselves or even hide a few units underneath the scrap to gain vision around the map.
nothing but a faint coloration merging with the feather-headed trees heaven knows the days are long that i am ent-like, gnarled shut with yellow eyes and knobby fingers, stomping through the dense and stillborn forest, looking out for orkish spies.
As the power of Beowulf's superhuman grip allows the hero to tear Grendel's arm from his shoulder socket, so the power of Gollum's supernatural grip (and his Orkish fangs) allows the anti-hero to sever the Hobbit's finger and claim the One Ring that encircles it.