- Though I do not doubt that Wormtongue at home wrapped their meaning in terms more cunning.5.8 — Book 5 Chapter 8 — The Houses of Healing (68% in)
- And he entered the service of the Dark Tower when it first rose again, and because of his cunning he grew ever higher in the Lord's favour; and he learned great sorcery, and knew much of the mind of Sauron; and he was more cruel than any orc.5.10 — Book 5 Chapter 10 — The Black Gate Opens (56% in)
- Its eastern face stood up in three great tiers from a shelf in the mountain-wall far below; its back was to a great cliff behind, from which it jutted out in pointed bastions, one above the other, diminishing as they rose, with sheer sides of cunning masonry that looked north-east and south-east.6.1 — Book 6 Chapter 1 — The Tower of Cirith Ungol (16% in)
- Then Eowyn gave to Merry an ancient horn, small but cunningly wrought all of fair silver with a baldric of green; and wrights had engraven upon it swift horsemen riding in a line that wound about it from the tip to the mouth; and there were set runes of great virtue.6.6 — Book 6 Chapter 6 — Many Partings (28% in)
- Treebeard gave Gandalf a long look, a most cunning look, Merry thought.6.6 — Book 6 Chapter 6 — Many Partings (40% in)
There are no more uses of "cunning" in The Return of the King.
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