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Definitionnot circulating or flowing
- There was running water at the bottom: it was in fact the bed of one of the many small rivers that trickled down from the hills to feed the stagnant pools and mires beyond.4.2 -- Book 4 Chapter 2 -- The Passage of the Marshes (3% in)
- The fens grew more wet, opening into wide stagnant meres, among which it grew more and more difficult to find the firmer places where feet could tread without sinking into gurgling mud.4.2 -- Book 4 Chapter 2 -- The Passage of the Marshes (44% in)
- Here the air was still, stagnant, heavy, and sound fell dead.4.9 -- Book 4 Chapter 9 -- Shelob's Lair (9% in)
There are no more uses of "stagnant" in The Two Towers.
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