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Neekerbreekers were large[source?] 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 referred to them as 'Neekerbreekers'.[1]

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

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