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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". 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]

[edit] External links


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "A Knife in the Dark"
  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