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'''Woses''' is a name from British folklore, referring to a hairy, troll-like being supposed to inhabit woods and forests. It represents [[Tolkien]]'s translation of an actual word of the Rohirrim into ancient English; the Rohirrim themselves would not have called such a creature a 'wose', but a [[róg]].

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See main article: Drúedain

Woses is a name from British folklore, referring to a hairy, troll-like being supposed to inhabit woods and forests. It represents Tolkien's translation of an actual word of the Rohirrim into ancient English; the Rohirrim themselves would not have called such a creature a 'wose', but a róg.