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18432Re: [mythsoc] about dwarves and spiders in the Hobbit ...

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  • Carl F. Hostetter
    Jun 30, 2007
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      On Jun 25, 2007, at 6:26 AM, Anglin Turcam wrote:

      > But you also find some other interresting thing about this fact in one
      > other book written by Pr. Tolkien :
      >
      > [...] His gleaming coat
      > was made of rings of steel no shaft
      > could pierce, a web of dwarvish craft ...
      > Lays of Beleriand.
      > [p.166-167]
      >

      Tolkien here is using "web" in its original sense of 'woven
      fabric' (it is cognate with "weave"). It is often encountered in this
      sense in Middle English. He is not associating the coat with spider-
      webs.

      Carl
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