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  • Merlin DeTardo
    Jun 30 8:43 PM
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      >>---"Carl F. Hostetter" <Aelfwine@...> wrote:
      >>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.

      And Tolkien also uses "web" elsewhere in the same way, as in the
      chapter, "Minas Tirith", in _LotR_:

      "No hangings nor storied webs, nor any things of woven stuff or of
      wood, were to be seen in that long solemn hall; but between the
      pillars there stood a silent company of tall images graven in cold
      stone."
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