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Definitionvery thin and bony — often from hunger or as though having been worn to the bone
- The woods fell away and they came to scattered groups of birch, and then to bare slopes where only a few gaunt pine-trees grew.3.4 -- Book 3 Chapter 4 -- Treebeard (98% in)
- Many were dead and gaunt, bitten to the core by the eastern winds.4.1 -- Book 4 Chapter 1 -- The Taming of Smeagol (17% in)
- The gorse-bushes became more frequent as they got nearer the top; very old and tall they were, gaunt and leggy below but thick above, and already putting out yellow flowers that glimmered in the gloom and gave a faint sweet scent.4.7 -- Book 4 Chapter 7 -- Journey to the Cross-roads (55% in)
- As they drew nearer they became aware that these were of vast size, very ancient it seemed, and still towering high, though their tops were gaunt and broken, as if tempest and lightning-blast had swept across them, but had failed to kill them or to shake their fathomless roots.4.7 -- Book 4 Chapter 7 -- Journey to the Cross-roads (87% in)
There are no more uses of "gaunt" in The Two Towers.
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