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Definitionnot dense; or few in number and spread out
- These are the Rohirrim, as we name them, masters of horses, and we ceded to them the fields of Calenardhon that are since called Rohan; for that province had long been sparsely peopled.4.5 -- Book 4 Chapter 5 -- The Window on the West (80% in)
- A very miserable creature he looked, dripping and dank, smelling of fish (he still clutched one in his hand); his sparse locks were hanging like rank weed over his bony brows, his nose was snivelling.4.6 -- Book 4 Chapter 6 -- The Forbidden Pool (58% in)
There are no more uses of "sparse" in The Two Towers.
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