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When we say that something throbs, we mean that it appears to vibrate, possibly making a steady noise. This can refer to vibrations caused by objects, but also to music. For example: "Already the engine was throbbing" ("Morning Star" by Matt Mooney) "The Haunted Woods was full of the groans of mighty trees wrung in the tempest, and the air throbbed with the ...


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Bilbo isn't talking to himself at this point, as the context makes clear: Elrond went forward and stood beside the silent figure. ‘Awake, little master!’ he said, with a smile. Then, turning to Frodo, he beckoned to him. ‘Now at last the hour has come that you have wished for, Frodo,’ he said. ‘Here is a friend that you have long missed.’ The dark ...


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As Gandalf explained to Frodo, they are in the "Hall of Fire", where "a bright fire was burning in a great hearth". Fire can be both a source of heat and a source of light. In this hall, the fire in the hearth is the main source of light; the fire is even described as "bright", emphasizing that it is a source of light. The phrase "little other light" means ...


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