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poise
used in The Two Towers

3 uses
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Definition in control or prepared

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  • They were so wrought and poised upon their huge hinges, posts of steel driven into the living stone, that when unbarred they could be moved with a light thrust of the arms, noiselessly.
    3.8 -- Book 3 Chapter 8 -- The Road to Isengard (70% in)
  • Not even an eagle poised against the sun would have marked the hobbits sitting there, under the weight of doom, silent, : not moving, shrouded in their thin grey cloaks.
    4.3 -- Book 4 Chapter 3 -- The Black Gate is Closed (78% in)
  • He saw now: it was a black tower poised above the outer pass.
    4.8 -- Book 4 Chapter 8 -- The Stairs of Cirith Ungol (58% in)

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