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'''Gorcrow''', "gore crow", is an old English name for [[Crows|carrion crow]]. It is used by [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]] in a [[Hobbits|Hobbit]] verse about [[the Mewlips]], published as a part of [[The Adventures of Tom Bombadil]]. The Mewlips are fearsome creatures of remote marshes, and on the same damp marshes live these foul crows, mentioned only in passing:
 
{{quote|And gloomily the gorcrows stand<br /> Croaking in their sleep.|[[The Mewlips]]}}
 
{{quote|And gloomily the gorcrows stand<br /> Croaking in their sleep.|[[The Mewlips]]}}
'''Gorcrows''' were creatures only mentioned once in [[The Mewlips]] poem which appears in [[The Adventures of Tom Bombadil]]. They are said to croak in their sleep and are able to stand; nothing more is known of them.
 
  
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Revision as of 11:40, 11 December 2007

Gorcrow, "gore crow", is an old English name for carrion crow. It is used by Tolkien in a Hobbit verse about the Mewlips, published as a part of The Adventures of Tom Bombadil. The Mewlips are fearsome creatures of remote marshes, and on the same damp marshes live these foul crows, mentioned only in passing:

"And gloomily the gorcrows stand
Croaking in their sleep.
"
The Mewlips