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  • ...hundreds of hideous arms grasped at him from every side.
  • ’Rest while you can, little fool!’ he said then to Pippin, in the Common Speech, which he made almost as hideous as his own language.
  • Dimly they were aware of Grishnakh’s great head and hideous face between them; his foul breath was on their cheeks.
  • He gave a hideous shivering cry and lay still.
  • ’It was an orc-weapon,’ he said, holding it gingerly, and looking with disgust at the carved handle: it had been shaped like a hideous head with squinting eyes and leering mouth.
  • The gasping pits and poisonous mounds grew hideously clear.
  • Before the wall’s foot the dead and broken were piled like shingle in a storm; ever higher rose the hideous mounds, and still the enemy came on.
  • They were all singing with harsh voices, and laughing, making a hideous din.
  • ’Gibbets and crows!’ he hissed, and they shuddered at the hideous change.
  • The horror of the stone and of the hideous shadow over the moon was fading, things left behind in the mists of the mountains or in a passing dream.
  • Chapter 3 The Uruk-Hai Pippin lay in a dark and troubled dream: it seemed that he could hear his own small voice echoing in black tunnels, calling Frodo, Frodo! But instead of Frodo hundreds of hideous orc-faces grinned at him out of the shadows, hundreds of hideous arms grasped at him from every side.
  • As he had run forward, eager, rejoicing to be free, Shelob with hideous speed had come behind and with one swift stroke had stung him in the neck.
  • Sam heard a burst of hoarse singing, blaring of horns and banging of gongs, a hideous clamour.
  • Monstrous and abominable eyes they were, bestial and yet filled with purpose and with hideous delight, gloating over their prey trapped beyond all hope of escape.
  • The blade scored it with a dreadful gash, but those hideous folds could not be pierced by any strength of men, not though Elf or Dwarf should forge the steel or the hand of Beren or of Turin wield it.

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  • The beast had hideous fangs.
  • He had a hideous scar running from his forehead to his jaw.

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