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hobbit (ˈhɒbɪt)
1.  one of an imaginary race of half-size people living in holes
2.  a nickname used for a very small type of primitive human, Homo floresiensis, following the discovery of remains of eight such people on the Island of Flores, Indonesia, in 2004
[C20: coined by J. R. R. Tolkien, with the meaning ``hole-builder'']

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