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elusive
used in The Fellowship of the Ring

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Definition
difficult to get a hold of

(mentally such as a memory or description; or externally such as an achievement or physical capture)
  • sniffing to catch an elusive scent
    1.3 — Book 1 Chapter 3 — Three is Company (51% in)
elusive = hard to detect
  • But Hobbits have never, in fact, studied magic of any kind, and their elusiveness is due solely to a professional skill that heredity and practice, and a close friendship with the earth, have rendered inimitable by bigger and clumsier races.
    Prologue (5% in)

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