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Old 05-16-2003, 02:09 PM   #10
Tar Elenion
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Here is description of some Uruk-hai:
"There were four goblin-soldiers of greater stature, swart, slant-eyed, with thick legs and large hands. They were armed with short broad-bladed swords, not with the curved scimitars usual with Orcs: and they had bows of yew, in length and shape like the bows of Men. Upon their shields they bore a strange device: a small white hand in the centre of a black field; on the front of their iron helms was set an S-rune, wrought of some white metal."
LotR, The Two Towers
Note that they are called 'goblins'.

From the Foreword to The Hobbit:
"Orc is not an English word. It occurs in one or two places but is usually translated goblin (or hobgoblin for the larger kinds.)"

The terms 'goblin' and 'orc' are essentially interchangeable.

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