Long Horn

   The nickname of Holman Cotton.
   The nickname of Rose Cotton's grandfather, Holman Cotton of Bywater. It originally appeared in the form 'Long Holm', and so apparently referred to Holman's unusual height.

J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth glossary. . 2003.

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  • Holman 'Long Horn' Cotton —  / Holman Cotton    The first Hobbit to use the surname Cotton .    An early member of the Cotton family, and in fact the first to use Cotton as a surname. He came from Bywater near Hobbiton, and presumably farmed the same land, down South Lane,… …   J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth glossary

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  • Horn — (h[^o]rn), n. [AS. horn; akin to D. horen, hoorn, G., Icel., Sw., & Dan. horn, Goth. ha[ u]rn, W., Gael., & Ir. corn, L. cornu, Gr. ke ras, and perh. also to E. cheer, cranium, cerebral; cf. Skr. [,c]iras head. Cf. {Carat}, {Corn} on the foot,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Horn block — Horn Horn (h[^o]rn), n. [AS. horn; akin to D. horen, hoorn, G., Icel., Sw., & Dan. horn, Goth. ha[ u]rn, W., Gael., & Ir. corn, L. cornu, Gr. ke ras, and perh. also to E. cheer, cranium, cerebral; cf. Skr. [,c]iras head. Cf. {Carat}, {Corn} on… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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