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Hobgoblins

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'''Hobgoblin''' was a name for the larger kinds of [[Orcs]] found in [[Middle-earth]] in the [[Third Age]]. The term perhaps, but doubtfully, refers to the large soldier-orcs known as [[Uruk-Hai]].
 
'''Hobgoblin''' was a name for the larger kinds of [[Orcs]] found in [[Middle-earth]] in the [[Third Age]]. The term perhaps, but doubtfully, refers to the large soldier-orcs known as [[Uruk-Hai]].
  
The term appears so rarely that there is little clear basis for a definition. Its only other occurrence is later in [[The Hobbit]] (7, Queer Lodgings) where [[Gandalf]] warns [[Bilbo]] that the [[Grey Mountains]] are 'simply stiff with [[goblins]], hobgoblins, and orcs of the worst description'.
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The term appears so rarely that there is little clear basis for a definition. Its only other occurrence is later in [[The Hobbit]] (7, Queer Lodgings) where [[Gandalf]] warns [[Bilbo]] that the [[Grey Mountains]] are 'simply stiff with [[goblins]], hobgoblins, and orcs of the worst description'.  Of course, this is before the references to ''goblins'' were changed to ''[[orcs]]''.
  
 
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Revision as of 14:05, 26 November 2006

Hobgoblin was a name for the larger kinds of Orcs found in Middle-earth in the Third Age. The term perhaps, but doubtfully, refers to the large soldier-orcs known as Uruk-Hai.

The term appears so rarely that there is little clear basis for a definition. Its only other occurrence is later in The Hobbit (7, Queer Lodgings) where Gandalf warns Bilbo that the Grey Mountains are 'simply stiff with goblins, hobgoblins, and orcs of the worst description'. Of course, this is before the references to goblins were changed to orcs.