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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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In The Hobbit, it is Bilbo Baggins who tricks Smaug the Dragon into revealing the secret that ends in its destruction.
5 meters (five foot), had hoped for a bit part in "The Hobbit," a two-part prequel to the original movies.
45-86 are the three editors' endeavor to help us understand how Tolkien worked to transform his lexicographic and philological knowledge into the momentous work that became Middle Earth, from the humble beginnings of The Hobbit, through the to-become-famous Lord of the Rings and even the twelve books of the History of Middle Earth published after his death.
Had Tolkien not revised ``The Lord of the Rings,'' Frodo Baggins, the heroic hobbit protagonist of the trilogy, might have emerged as Bingo, a much goofier character, Krikorian said.
The ring has been found by a hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, who then passes it on to his nephew Frodo for safekeeping.
Alice tells how it all started: when she was four she read the Hobbit with her father and decided she was a hobbit.
Butterbur, an innkeeper in Tolkien's trilogy, speaks for many lovers of fantasy, hobbit and human alike, when he expresses a deeply felt if often frustrated desire: "We want to be let alone.
Frodo (Elijah Wood), our wide-eyed hero, and his equally naive hobbit colleagues continue their trek to Mordor where he has been mandated to dispose of his inherited evil ring.
The Hobbit is the story of Bilbo's maturing from a seeker of warmth and comforts to a fighter, however humble, for the greater good.
THUMBS up for The Hobbit - that's the verdict of fans who saw the World Premiere screening at Cineworld Broad Street.
The film star, who this week celebrated his 35th birthday, has starred in several West End plays but appeared in The HobBit sequel last year as Bard the Bowman, alongside Orlando Bloom and Evangeline Lily, and revealed the movie has notched up his fame to anoth'er level.