Dwarf

Do I  list all 300-plus instances of “dwarf”?  My mind has changed – and hoping that this becomes a useful reference, I will.  I’ll go back and fix previous entries wherein I did not list every instance.  This word occurs as “dwarf”, “dwarf’s”, “dwarves”, “dwarves'”, and “dwarvish”.  I had the pleasure of running a little Lexos graph of the distribution of this word:

cDwarf Chart

The peak passes 7 instances of “dwarf” per thousand words near the end of Chapter 8, and bottoms out at 0 in Chapter 5.

  • 01.004 and smaller than the bearded Dwarves.
  • 01.026 It was a dwarf
  • 01.028 if an uninvited dwarf came
  • 01.031 Instead there was a very old-looking dwarf
  • 01.038 It was two more dwarves,
  • 01.039 my dwarves?’ he said.
  • 01.043 while the four dwarves sat round the table,
  • 01.046 Another dwarf had come along
  • 01.047 and the dwarves were starting
  • 01.048 More dwarves,
  • 01.050 Thorin indeed was very haughty,
  • 01.056 called the other dwarves through the door.
  • 01.059 Confusticate and bebother these dwarves!’
  • 01.060 with the thirteen dwarves all round:
  • 01.060 The dwarves ate
  • 01.063 Thereupon the twelve dwarves –
  • 01.063 But the dwarves only started to sing:
  • 01.072 deep-throated singing of the dwarves
  • 01.074 The dwarves of yore made mighty spells,
  • 01.081 The dwarves, they heard the tramp of doom.
  • 01.083 the desire of the hearts of dwarves.
  • 01.083 He thought of the jewels of the dwarves shining
  • 01.083 until all the dwarves had gone away.
  • 01.087 We like the dark,’ said all the dwarves.
  • 01.090 Gandalf, dwarves and Mr. Baggins!
  • 01.091 and perhaps to one or two of the younger dwarves
  • 01.092 He was an important dwarf.
  • 01.092 All the dwarves sprang up,
  • 01.100 that the dwarf huddled back
  • 01.102 in answer to the dwarves’ excited questions.
  • 01.109 certainly not after devouring so many of the dwarves
  • 01.111 That is the usual dwarves’ method –
  • 01.123 and dwarves,
  • 01.123 with the dwarves flying south or getting killed,
  • 01.123 Some of the dwarves who happened to be outside
  • 01.123 The dwarves rushed out of their great gate;
  • 01.123 After that there were no dwarves left alive inside,
  • 01.133 and all the dwarves shivered.
  • 01.136 of all the dwarves put together,
  • 02.026 he couldn’t be mistaken for a dwarf,
  • 02.028 and then a dwarf or a farmer ambling by on business.
  • 02.030 Still the dwarves jogged on,
  • 02.034 Dwarves can make a fire almost anywhere out of almost anything,
  • 02.042 at what he called “all this dwarvish racket,”
  • 02.047 quite likely to try roasted dwarf,
  • 02.072 The dwarves had heard noises from a distance,
  • 02.072 Trolls simply detest the very sight of dwarves
  • 02.073 but lots of these here dwarves.
  • 02.075 As each dwarf came up
  • 02.076 as dwarves will when cornered.
  • 02.081 The trolls had just decided to roast the dwarves now
  • 02.108 and let out the dwarves.
  • 03.018 Dwarves don’t get on well with them.
  • 03.018 Even decent enough dwarves like Thorin
  • 03.026 But the dwarves were all for supper
  • 03.033 as venerable as a king of dwarves,
  • 03.037 since the dwarf
  • 03.040 for if he did not altogether approve of dwarves
  • 03.042 The dwarves invented them
  • 03.045 “He was the father of the fathers of the eldest race of Dwarves,
  • 03.047 “The first day of the dwarves’ New Year,”
  • 04.001 The dwarves
  • 04.003 Dwarves had not passed that way for many years,
  • 04.008 and being the youngest of the dwarves by some fifty years
  • 04.008 (or so Thorin said to the young dwarves)
  • 04.016 There were six to each dwarf, at least,
  • 04.017 and the dwarves were on the wrong side of it!
  • 04.017 and the dwarves
  • 04.022 and more than one of the dwarves were already yammering
  • 04.023 when the dwarves
  • 04.025 but the most skilled dwarves,
  • 04.025 They did not hate dwarves especially,
  • 04.025 in some parts wicked dwarves had even made alliances with them.
  • 04.027 “Dwarves, and this!”
  • 04.029 “Thorin the dwarf at your service!” he replied
  • 04.043 – for dwarves can roll along at a tremendous pace,
  • 04.044 Still goblins go faster than dwarves,
  • 04.044 so that do what they could the dwarves heard the cries
  • 04.049 By that time the dwarves had gone on again,
  • 04.050 That is why neither Bilbo, nor the dwarves,
  • 04.050 give out a faint light to help the dwarves
  • 05.002 no sign of dwarves.
  • 05.019 I have lost the dwarves
  • 06.002 and the dwarves have got to?
  • 06.006 Gandalf was arguing with the dwarves.
  • 06.006 The dwarves were grumbling,
  • 06.008 The dwarves wanted to know
  • 06.014 with the dwarves after this.
  • 06.023 The dwarves looked at him
  • 06.025 for if Gandalf had explained it all by now to the dwarves,
  • 06.026 at the top of the pass the dwarves had taken,
  • 06.043 The dwarves (and Bilbo)
  • 06.046 that he could hear the dwarves’ breathing
  • 06.052 if you had seen the dwarves sitting up
  • 06.061 and all the excitement caused by the dwarves
  • 06.065 The dwarves and Bilbo
  • 06.070 and cursing the dwarves
  • 06.072 nearest to the trees where the dwarves were.
  • 06.072 all round the dwarves,
  • 06.078 So dwarves shall die,
  • 06.082 and seized the dwarves,
  • 06.094 for carrying the dwarves
  • 06.095 but we will not risk ourselves for dwarves
  • 06.099 and the figures of the dwarves round it cooking
  • 06.099 The dwarves managed all the preparations.
  • 06.099 (Dwarves have never taken to matches even yet.)
  • 07.002 The dwarves were crying farewells
  • 07.009 (made of the gold that the dwarves gave them)
  • 07.012 The dwarves groaned
  • 07.019 The dwarves all gathered round
  • 07.024 Bilbo and the dwarves had now plenty
  • 07.030 said the wizard to the dwarves;
  • 07.052 they are dwarves!’
  • 07.053 said the two dwarves bowing again.
  • 07.054 I am not over fond of dwarves;
  • 07.067 and the dwarves
  • 07.082 and ten dwarves
  • 07.088 and the story had kept him from sending the dwarves off
  • 07.095 The dwarves listened
  • 07.097 The dwarves were sitting cross-legged on the floor round the fire,
  • 07.106 the dwarves
  • 07.108 One of the dwarves had fallen over him
  • 07.111 answered the other dwarves who were moving about the hall;
  • 07.113 and the dwarves were having supper,
  • 07.120 and while the dwarves were still singing songs he dropped asleep,
  • 07.122 with Wargs for the dwarves,
  • 07.122 might soon be made to find the dwarves,
  • 07.123 I shall think more kindly of dwarves after this.
  • 07.136 The dwarves were inclined to grumble at this,
  • 07.136 in letting dwarves ride them so far
  • 07.149 You have got to look after all these dwarves for me,’
  • 07.154 grunted the dwarves,
  • 08.004 Even the dwarves felt it,
  • 08.029 It charged into the dwarves
  • 08.033 three of the dwarves had leaped
  • 08.033 in vain the dwarves shot their arrows after them.
  • 08.034 the excited dwarves had wasted their last arrows,
  • 08.042 He could hear the dwarves shouting up at him from far below,
  • 08.043 but at length the cries of the dwarves,
  • 08.068 as he lay down beside the dwarves
  • 08.072 in the eyes of the dwarves,
  • 08.076 of the wizard or the dwarves
  • 08.078 in what direction he should go first to look for the dwarves.
  • 08.081 They were talking about the dwarves!
  • 08.088 to see a dwarvish foot sticking out
  • 08.093 and they forgot the dwarves for a bit,
  • 08.094 and further away from the dwarves,
  • 08.094 and also to let the dwarves hear his voice.
  • 08.104 and came back to their trees where the dwarves were hung.
  • 08.105 Bilbo’s next job was to loose a dwarf.
  • 08.105 the wretched dwarf would tumble
  • 08.105 (which made all the poor dwarves dance
  • 08.107 between them they started to haul up first one dwarf
  • 08.108 But there were still five dwarves hanging at the end of the branch
  • 08.111 the other dwarves were working at the rest of the captives,
  • 08.113 he shouted to the dwarves on the branch.
  • 08.113 and crawling along the boughs above the heads of the dwarves.
  • 08.114 Down the dwarves scrambled or jumped or dropped,
  • 08.115 Some of the dwarves had knives,
  • 08.115 only four of the dwarves were able to stand firmly,
  • 08.116 except to let the dwarves into the secret of his ring.
  • 08.118 and to the great astonishment of the dwarves he vanished.
  • 08.119 The dwarves huddled together
  • 08.120 the dwarves went on.
  • 08.124 The dwarves then noticed
  • 08.129 twelve dwarves
  • 08.130 All the noise of the dwarves lost
  • 08.133 for they did not love dwarves,
  • 08.133 in ancient days they had had wars with some of the dwarves,
  • 08.133 It is only fair to say that the dwarves gave a different account,
  • 08.133 All this was well known to every dwarf,
  • 09.001 and the dwarves made one last despairing effort
  • 09.001 and called the dwarves to halt.
  • 09.002 Even if the dwarves had not been
  • 09.002 when the elves bound the dwarves
  • 09.003 Each dwarf was blindfold,
  • 09.003 for the elves were making the dwarves go
  • 09.007 he questioned the dwarves about their doings,
  • 09.010 Then he ordered the dwarves each to be put
  • 09.011 He did not wish to desert the dwarves,
  • 09.013 he managed to find out where each dwarf was kept.
  • 09.013 and to learn that there was another dwarf
  • 09.013 and to have a word with the chief of the dwarves.
  • 09.015 to each of the other imprisoned dwarves,
  • 09.016 The other dwarves quite agreed
  • 09.027 and locked it again carefully as soon as the dwarf was outside.
  • 09.029 Drat this dwarvish racket!’
  • 09.032 how the dwarves would take it.
  • 09.038 with room enough for a dwarf
  • 09.038 in the dwarves thought anxiously of the shaking
  • 09.038 At last twelve dwarves were stowed.
  • 09.050 some were tubs neatly packed with a dwarf each;
  • 09.051 he had precious small chance of ever finding the dwarves again.
  • 09.051 for he had not had time to tell the dwarves all that he had learned,
  • 09.057 Bilbo wondered what the dwarves were feeling
  • 09.057 and he guessed that these had dwarves inside.
  • 09.058 to remember the dwarves.
  • 09.062 Poor dwarves!
  • 10.003 (to say nothing of the poor dwarves underneath him)
  • 10.003 when dwarves dwelt
  • 10.003 which the dwarves had followed
  • 10.010 and out crept a most unhappy dwarf.
  • 10.011 more than the dwarves,
  • 10.012 about six dwarves that could answer.
  • 10.013 (for dwarves)
  • 10.018 and did not hear the noise of the unpacking of the dwarves
  • 10.020 said the dwarf
  • 10.031 wandering vagabond dwarves
  • 10.037 Soon afterwards the other dwarves
  • 10.037 or cheered if any dwarf showed so much as his nose.
  • 10.038 and they did not particularly please the dwarves,
  • 10.039 the dwarves’ good feeling towards the little hobbit
  • 10.040 about keys or barrels while the dwarves stayed
  • 10.040 in any case the king knew now the dwarves’ errand,
  • 10.041 in dwarves fighting
  • 10.043 that the dwarves would actually dare
  • 10.043 and there is no knowing what a dwarf will not dare
  • 10.045 dwarves,
  • 11.013 It was he that made the dwarves begin the dangerous search
  • 11.014 and the dwarves found traces of a narrow track,
  • 11.017 to lower one of the more active dwarves,
  • 11.021 The hobbit was no longer much brighter than the dwarves.
  • 11.021 If the dwarves asked him what he was doing he answered:
  • 11.027 the dwarves were on the rocks
  • 11.028 Next day the dwarves all went wandering
  • 11.031 and hailed the dwarves,
  • 11.032 and the dwarves with wagging beards watching impatiently.
  • 11.032 The dwarves groaned,
  • 11.033 the dwarves rushed to the rock
  • 12.001 For a long time the dwarves stood
  • 12.006 for the dwarves is this:
  • 12.006 dwarves are not heroes,
  • 12.007 It was a passage made by dwarves,
  • 12.012 or dungeon-hall of the ancient dwarves
  • 12.015 and with the desire of dwarves;
  • 12.018 and hardly noticing the excitement of the dwarves,
  • 12.019 The dwarves were still passing the cup
  • 12.020 Then the dwarves forgot their joy
  • 12.022 The dwarves heard
  • 12.033 the terror of the dwarves grew less.
  • 12.036 the dwarves begged his pardon.
  • 12.041 Naturally the dwarves accepted the offer eagerly.
  • 12.060 don’t have more to do with dwarves than you can help!’
  • 12.061 Dwarves!’
  • 12.062 of dwarf –
  • 12.069 had the dwarves forgotten this important point too,
  • 12.071 in the tunnel the dwarves huddled together
  • 12.081 The dwarves revived him,
  • 12.086 cried the dwarves.
  • 12.094 in earnest that the dwarves at last did as he said,
  • 12.095 about the dwarves.
  • 12.095 that the dwarves now were absolutely honest
  • 12.096 which the dwarves had found
  • 12.098 beyond the murmurs of the dwarves,
  • 12.100 gave the dwarves an uncomfortable feeling.
  • 13.001 the dwarves sat
  • 13.002 So several of the dwarves got up
  • 13.004 just when the dwarves were most despairing,
  • 13.008 The dwarves could not,
  • 13.015 The dwarves,
  • 13.017 but he could not persuade the dwarves
  • 13.019 and fashioned by the dwarves,
  • 13.021 But I suppose I must tell the dwarves about it –
  • 13.022 of the watching dwarves.
  • 13.027 Faintly the dwarves heard his small cries,
  • 13.032 had rekindled all the fire of their dwarvish hearts;
  • 13.032 and when the heart of a dwarf,
  • 13.033 The dwarves indeed no longer needed any urging.
  • 13.034 But most of the dwarves were more practical:
  • 13.035 Now the dwarves took down mail
  • 13.039 than the dwarves did.
  • 13.039 Long before the dwarves were tired
  • 13.043 the dwarves went,
  • 13.060 That idea disturbed the dwarves mightily,
  • 14.001 like the dwarves,
  • 14.016 about the dwarves.
  • 14.034 were now heard as loudly crying that the dwarves
  • 15.001 and the dwarves.
  • 15.016 shouted the dwarves.
  • 15.018 before Thorin could bring the dwarves
  • 15.019 that their sorrows are due to the dwarves;
  • 15.020 among dwarves
  • 15.025 cried the dwarves as if they had not heard him;
  • 15.026 you will see that the dwarves still had some days before them.
  • 15.026 and at such work the dwarves were still very skilled.
  • 15.031 That night the dwarves slept little.
  • 15.034 Some of the younger dwarves were moved
  • 15.035 Then the dwarves themselves
  • 15.037 The dwarves no more shall suffer wrong.
  • 15.038 The dwarves of yore made mighty spells,
  • 15.049 nor with dwarvish hearts.
  • 15.059 and the dwarves were left to consider their case.
  • 16.001 Many of the dwarves spent their time piling
  • 16.004 and more than five hundred dwarves,
  • 16.007 and the dwarves kept only one watchman at a time.
  • 16.010 grumbled the fat dwarf.
  • 16.010 yet he was ever a dwarf with a stiff neck.’
  • 16.021 Are you the dwarves’ hobbit?
  • 16.029 and the dwarves of the Iron Hills?’
  • 16.031 and has at least five hundred grim dwarves with him –
  • 16.031 in the dreadful dwarf
  • 16.039 and the dwarves can do what they like to me.
  • 16.040 I have more knowledge of dwarves
  • 16.047 without listening to the old dwarf’s thanks
  • 17.003 the dwarves saw
  • 17.018 I have been told that dwarves are sometimes politer
  • 17.026 More than one of the dwarves
  • 17.031 that a host of dwarves had appeared
  • 17.031 The dwarves are exceedingly strong for their height,
  • 17.031 but most of these were strong even for dwarves.
  • 17.032 Before long the dwarves could be seen
  • 17.034 refused to allow the dwarves
  • 17.034 for the dwarves can carry very heavy burdens,
  • 17.034 and by that time yet more dwarves might come,
  • 17.035 for the dwarves of Dain were advancing
  • 17.037 The dwarves cannot pass us,
  • 17.038 But he reckoned without the dwarves.
  • 17.041 between the advancing dwarves
  • 17.042 The dwarves halted
  • 17.044 and Dwarves.
  • 17.044 for the dwarves
  • 17.048 and dwarves.
  • 17.051 the dwarves of the Iron Hills plunged in,
  • 17.055 in the gloom the great dwarf gleamed like gold
  • 17.058 rushed all the dwarves of Dain to his help.
  • 17.059 and many dwarves,
  • 18.003 Dwarves seemed to be busy removing the wall.
  • 18.023 The dwarves were making a stand still
  • 18.032 of the dwarves could not be taken
  • 18.032 in time many other dwarves gathered to his throne
  • 18.039 Then the dwarves bowed low before their Gate,
  • 19.038 and had the honour of dwarves,
  • 19.041 and a dwarf;
  • 19.041 and the dwarf was actually Balin.
  • 19.043 and dwarves
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