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Old Toby

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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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'''Old Toby''' was one of the three most notable varieties of [[pipe-weed]], 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.  
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==History==
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The leaf took its name from the 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 [[Third Age 2670|1070]] of [[Shire-reckoning]].  
  
 
How Old Toby came by the plant is not recorded, for to his dying day he would not tell.
 
How Old Toby came by the plant is not recorded, for to his dying day he would not tell.

Revision as of 22:45, 13 February 2009

This article is about the pipe-weed. For the the Hobbit named "Old Toby", see Tobold Hornblower.
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Old Toby was one of the three most notable varieties of pipe-weed, grown in the region around Longbottom in the Shire's Southfarthing.

History

The leaf took its name from the 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.