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==History==
 
==History==
As the passage to the [[Black Gate]] of the Morannon, Carach Angren was heavily fortified, and both the rocky spurs that overlooked it carried fortresses and watchtowers. Across the passage itself, a wall of earth had been built, and a great ditch had been dug across the opening spanned by a single bridge.<ref>{{RK|Doom}}</ref>
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As the passage to the [[Black Gate]] of the [[Morannon]], Carach Angren was heavily fortified, and both the rocky spurs that overlooked it carried fortresses and watchtowers. Across the passage itself, a wall of earth had been built, and a great ditch had been dug across the opening spanned by a single bridge.<ref>{{RK|Doom}}</ref>
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
 
Both ''Carach Angren'' and ''Isenmouthe'' mean "Iron-mouth": "''It was so called because of the great fence of pointed iron posts that closed the gap leading into Udûn, like teeth in jaws.''"<ref name="Nomen">{{HM|N}}, p. 772</ref> The [[Sindarin]] name ''Carach Angren'' comes from ''[[carach]]'' "jaws" and ''[[angren]]'' "iron".
 
Both ''Carach Angren'' and ''Isenmouthe'' mean "Iron-mouth": "''It was so called because of the great fence of pointed iron posts that closed the gap leading into Udûn, like teeth in jaws.''"<ref name="Nomen">{{HM|N}}, p. 772</ref> The [[Sindarin]] name ''Carach Angren'' comes from ''[[carach]]'' "jaws" and ''[[angren]]'' "iron".

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