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Neekerbreekers

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Neekerbreekers - so named for the sound they produce - are large and loud relatives to the cricket. They dwelt in the Midgewater Marshes, so called by Sam Gamgee.

[edit] Etymology

Neekerbreekers were named so because of their sound, perhaps like that of a cricket.[1]

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[edit] References

  1. 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