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The Return of the King
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  • Gandalf the Grey has been among us, and even now we are mustering for battle in the East.
  • As for the king, he will go to the muster that he commanded at Edoras, four nights from now.

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  • The Moon will then be one night past his full, and the muster that the king commanded will be held the day after.
  • ’Three days,’ he murmured, ’and the muster of Rohan will only be begun.
  • Chapter 3 The Muster of Rohan Now all roads were running together to the East to meet the coming of war and the onset of the Shadow.
  • Then you shall look on the muster of Rohan and ride away the gladder for the sight, and the swifter for the rest.
  • The muster shall begin at once, and wait for none that tarry.
  • There they had been mustered for the sack of the City and the rape of Gondor, waiting on the call of their Captain.
  • Captains were shouting, companies were mustering; many already were marching down to the Gate.
  • And so despondently Merry now stood and watched the mustering of the army.

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  • Therefore I ask the Captains: what force could we muster and lead out in two days’ time at the latest?
  • For there were many captives set free, and many slaves released who had been folk of Gondor taken in raids; and soon also there was a great gathering of men out of Lebennin and the Ethir, and Angbor of Lamedon came up with all the horsemen that he could muster.

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as in: muster strength or the crew Define
to gather (see word notes for more detailed definitions based on context)
as in: didn't pass muster Define
inspection -- especially of soldiers or a crew
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