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Old Toby

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'''Old Toby''' was one of the most notable of the three varieties of the plant known as pipe-weed or [[Halflings]]' Leaf, grown in the region around [[Longbottom]] in the [[Shire]]'s [[Southfarthing]]. It took its name from the famous old Hobbit who introduced pipe-weed to the Shire, the original "Old Toby", [[Tobold Hornblower]], who grew the first true pipe-weed in his gardens in the days of Isengrim the 2nd about the year 1070 of Shire-reckoning. How Old Toby came by the plant is not recorded, for to his dying day he would not tell.
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'''Old Toby''' was one of the most notable three varieties of the plant known as pipe-weed or [[Halflings]]' Leaf, grown in the region around [[Longbottom]] in the [[Shire]]'s [[Southfarthing]].  
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It took its name from the famous old Hobbit who introduced pipe-weed to the Shire, the original "Old Toby", [[Tobold Hornblower]], who grew the first true pipe-weed in his gardens in the days of [[Isengrim Took II]] about the year 1070 of Shire-reckoning.  
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How Old Toby came by the plant is not recorded, for to his dying day he would not tell.
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==Etymology==
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The genuine [[Westron]] name was ''[[zara]]-Tobi''.
 
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Revision as of 14:13, 13 February 2009

This article is about the pipe-weed. For the the Hobbit named "Old Toby", see Tobold Hornblower.

Old Toby was one of the most notable three varieties of the plant known as pipe-weed or Halflings' Leaf, grown in the region around Longbottom in the Shire's Southfarthing.

It took its name from the famous old Hobbit who introduced pipe-weed to the Shire, the original "Old Toby", Tobold Hornblower, who grew the first true pipe-weed in his gardens in the days of Isengrim Took II about the year 1070 of Shire-reckoning.

How Old Toby came by the plant is not recorded, for to his dying day he would not tell.

Etymology

The genuine Westron name was zara-Tobi.