halfling


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halfling

(ˈhɑːflɪŋ)
n
1. (Peoples) a person who is only half-grown
2. (European Myth & Legend)
a. (in the works of Tolkien) an imaginary creature that is half the size of a person
b. (as modifier): the halfling folk.
3. (European Myth & Legend) (as modifier): the halfling folk.
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Fifteen tarry sailors upon the one side, and a man and a halfling boy upon the other!
``Not a shekel, not a silver penny, not a halfling so help me the God of Abraham!'' said the Jew, clasping his hands; ``I go but to seek the assistance of some brethren of my tribe to aid me to pay the fine which the Exchequer of the Jews*
How lame!' complained Anna Paquin's halfling in the series.
There shall be shown a token That Doom is near at hand, For Isildur's Bane shall waken, And the Halfling forth shall stand.
He was an aspiring writer living in Los Angeles while moonlighting as a Halfling rogue in the multiplayer fantasy video game Everquest.
Of course, they had to hit middle of the road on a couple things considering the shooter could be a grown man or a prepubescent halfling. The grip, for instance, is on the narrower side so that most anyone can handle it and expect repeatable performance.
For the uninitiated True Blood, which finally came to an end earlier this year, takes place in a Deep South where vampires and humans co-exist, revolving around waitress Sookie, played by X-Men star Anna Paquin - a telepathic human-faerie hybrid known as a Halfling.
12 Klein MI Florio FM Pereira AC HAlfling JF Goncalves RB.
But, oddly, the translators also chose to render "halfling" by sound, so that in the Chinese it is just a proper noun, lacking the rather patronizing meaning.
The dragon Smaug is twice the size of a 747, and his head is the size of a bus, but he needed a personality that could relate to the "halfling" Bilbo Baggins one on one.
from Danielle Ackley-McPhail, the author of The Halfling's Court and The Eternal Cycle series.
Although playing a halfling in the world of Middle-earth, Martin - at 5ft 7in in real life - was raised a further six inches.