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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.]
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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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Now nearly ten years later, Director Peter Jackson has turned his attention to that book's predecessor,The Hobbit, a children's novel containing the same characters with a similar plot and scenarios.
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The third film in the upcoming "Hobbit" movie trilogy will be released worldwide in July 2014, the movie studios behind the venture said on Friday, and the second film now has a new name.
So when Tolkien later spoke of that moment when the word "hobbit" first came to him, he commented: "Names always generate a story in my mind.
"The Hobbit Trap: How New Species Are Invented" is a discussion of anthropology from Maciej Henneberg offering a study of modern anthropology and the new species theory, focusing in particular on the Indonesian island of Flores, which was nick named the Hobbit, drawing attention from the media.
Peter Jackson's troubled "Hobbit" project has become embroiled in a race row after a would-be extra was told she was too dark to play a one of the pint-sized Tolkien creatures, reports said Monday.
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.
Some experts believe they are not just stories, but no-one has yet found a living "hobbit".
Tolkien." Anderson, editor of The Annotated Hobbit, correctly observes that fantasy is present in the Iliad, the Odyssey, Beowulf, and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, among other works.