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obscure
used in The Fellowship of the Ring

2 meanings, 2 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
it obscured my view
Definition to block from view or make less visible or understandable
  • Even Frodo felt better in the morning light, but every now and again a mist seemed to obscure his sight, and he passed his hands over his eyes.
    1.12 -- Book 1 Chapter 12 -- Flight to the Ford (44% in)
obscure = block (so as to make everything less visible)
There are no more uses of "obscure" flagged with this meaning in The Fellowship of the Ring.

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2  —1 use as in:
knows the famous and the obscure
Definition not known to many people; or unimportant or undistinguished
  • ...as far as I know there is no Power in the world that knows all about hobbits. Among the Wise I am the only one that goes in for hobbit-lore: an obscure branch of knowledge, but full of surprises.
    1.2 -- Book 1 Chapter 2 -- The Shadow of the Past (31% in)
obscure = not known to many people
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