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middle earth

noun

an imaginary land with mythical creatures, like the hobbits

Word Origin

in J.R.R. Tolkein's books

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  • Its mighty machinery was forged and put together, not on middle earth, but either above or below.

    The Marble Faun, Volume II. Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Whither, then, is she to go for whom there is no room on middle earth (Note 2), and whose company all men avoid?

    The White Lady of Hazelwood Emily Sarah Holt
  • If so be, child, I were fain to dwell a season on middle earth.

    The White Rose of Langley Emily Sarah Holt
  • Is there woman on middle earth this night, Maude, poorer beggar than I, or more bemired?

    The White Rose of Langley Emily Sarah Holt
  • Those who have once passed its gate and tasted the fruits in that fairy garden have to do with middle earth no more.

    Katerfelto G. J. Whyte-Melville

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