hobbit-hole n.

a hobbit’s house; any small cozy house

  • 1974 W. Rotsler Patron of the Arts xi. 189

    Gilman Gottlieb came from his hobbit-hole in the Sierras when he was told Coleman was going to beat him to the solution.

  • 2015 E. Cline Armada i. 9 page image Ernest Cline bibliography

    ‘Thor doesn’t need to detect his enemies so he can run off and hide in his little Hobbit hole!’ Diehl whispered. ‘Mjolnir is powerful enough to destroy mountains, and it can also emit energy blasts, create force fields, and summon lightning. The hammer also always returns to Thor’s hand after he throws it, even if it has to tear through an entire planet to get back to him! And only Thor can wield it!’

Research requirements

antedating 1937

Earliest cite

J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit

Research History
In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit...

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