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breech
used in The Fellowship of the Ring

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Definition rear in various senses. It is most commonly used today in the phrase breech birth in reference to a baby who comes out of the birth canal butt-first rather than head-first. More-archaic senses seen in classic literature include:
  • breechcloth — a form of loincloth consisting in a strip of material passed between the thighs and held up in front and behind by a belt or string
  • breeches — pants
  • a cannon's breech — the rear of a gun
  • Frodo took it from his breeches-pocket, where it was clasped to a chain that hung from his belt.
    1.2 -- Book 1 Chapter 2 -- The Shadow of the Past (34% in)
  • He flung his circlet, belt, and rings on the grass, and looked round helplessly, as if he expected to find his cloak, jacket, and breeches, and other hobbit-garments lying somewhere to hand.
    1.8 -- Book 1 Chapter 8 -- Fog on the Barrow-Downs (64% in)
  • The flies began to torment them, and the air was full of clouds of tiny midges that crept up their sleeves and breeches and into their hair.
    1.11 -- Book 1 Chapter 11 -- A Knife in the Dark (35% in)
  • Bilbo put it on him, and fastened Sting upon the glittering belt; and then Frodo put over the top his old weather-stained breeches, tunic, and jacket.
    2.3 -- Book 2 Chapter 3 -- The Ring Goes South (28% in)

There are no more uses of "breech" in The Fellowship of the Ring.

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