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Definitiona recessed or secluded space — such as in a room or garden
- Pippin saw then that they had been standing in alcoves on either side of the door, unseen as he and Gandalf entered.5.1 -- Book 5 Chapter 1 -- Minas Tirith (38% in)
- It was sparely furnished, having but a small table, two chairs and a bench; but at either side there were curtained alcoves and well-clad beds within with vessels and basins for washing.5.1 -- Book 5 Chapter 1 -- Minas Tirith (46% in)
- In the night he was wakened by a light, and he saw that Gandalf had come and was pacing to and fro in the room beyond the curtain of the alcove.5.1 -- Book 5 Chapter 1 -- Minas Tirith (99% in)
There are no more uses of "alcove" in The Return of the King.
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