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'''Neekerbreekers''' were large and loud insects related to crickets. They dwelt in the [[Midgewater Marshes]] and squeaked all through the night, calling "''neek-breek, breek-neek''".  [[Samwise Gamgee|Sam Gamgee]] gave them the name 'Neekerbreekers'.<ref>{{FR|I9}}</ref>
'''Neekerbreekers''' - so named for the sound they produce - are large and loud relatives to the cricket. They dwelt in the [[Midgewater Marshes]], so called by [[Samwise Gamgee|Sam Gamgee]].
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==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
Neekerbreekers were named so because of their sound, perhaps like that of a cricket.<ref name="Nomen">{{HM|N}}, p. 760</ref>
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''Neekerbreekers'' were named so because of their sound, perhaps like that of a cricket.<ref name="Nomen">{{HM|N}}, p. 760</ref>
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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
*[http://lingwe.blogspot.com/2011/11/beware-neekerbreekers.html Beware the Neekerbreekers] at [http://lingwe.blogspot.com/ Linwgë.blogspot.com]
 
*[http://lingwe.blogspot.com/2011/11/beware-neekerbreekers.html Beware the Neekerbreekers] at [http://lingwe.blogspot.com/ Linwgë.blogspot.com]
 
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[[Category:Insects]]
 
[[Category:Insects]]
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Latest revision as of 01:31, 5 November 2014

Neekerbreekers were large and loud insects related to crickets. They dwelt in the Midgewater Marshes and squeaked all through the night, calling "neek-breek, breek-neek". Sam Gamgee gave them the name 'Neekerbreekers'.[1]

[edit] Etymology

Neekerbreekers were named so because of their sound, perhaps like that of a cricket.[2]

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[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "At the Sign of the Prancing Pony"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Nomenclature of The Lord of the Rings" in Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 760