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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: An imaginary creature resembling a diminutive human being, having some rabbitlike characteristics, and being naturally peace-loving, domestic, and sociable.
Coined by J.R.R. Tolkien from pseudo-Old English holbytla (hole-builder), from Old English hol (hole) + bytla (builder, hammerer), from bytl bietel (mallet).
"`I'm 4ft and that's with shoes on,' laughed 21-year-old Southon.
`I could be just what they're looking for if they're after an elf or
The one real object of education is to have a man in the condition of continually asking questions. -Mandell Creighton, historian (1843 -1901)
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