- n. (Scottish) waving motion; puff, gust of air n. (Scottish use) fluttering motion, waving; glance, quick look; puff, wind, blast of air; gust v. (Scottish use) wave, flutter; cause to wave, cause to flutter
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Hobbit (word) — The invention of the word hobbit is traditionally ascribed to J. R. R. Tolkien. When The Hobbit was first published, however, there was some debate over the actual origins of the word. This debate would continue for some time. Generally Hobbit is … Wikipedia
Denham Tracts — The Denham Tracts constitute a publication of a series of pamphlets and jottings on folklore, fifty four in all, collected between 1846 and 1859 by Michael Denham, a Yorkshire tradesman. Most of the original tracts were published with fifty… … Wikipedia
Hobbit — 1937, coined in the fantasy tales of J.R.R. Tolkien (1892 1973). On a blank leaf I scrawled: In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. I did not and do not know why. [Tolkien, letter to W.H. Auden, dated 1955] The word also turns up in a very … Etymology dictionary