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phalanx
used in The Fellowship of the Ring

2 uses
  • Once or twice the travellers heard the rush and whine of swan-wings, and looking up they saw a great phalanx streaming along the sky.
    2.9 — Book 2 Chapter 9 — The Great River (7% in)
  • There were fountains of butterflies that flew glittering into the trees; there were pillars of coloured fires that rose and turned into eagles, or sailing ships, or a phalanx of flying swans; there was a red thunderstorm and a shower of yellow rain; there was a forest of silver spears that sprang suddenly into the air with a yell like an embattled army, and came down again into the Water with a hiss like a hundred hot snakes.
    1.1 — Book 1 Chapter 1 — A Long-expected Party (33% in)

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