Spider

They appear in chapter 8 and immediately thereafter – and in the Chapter 3 description of Bilbo’s handwriting.  The word comes from the Old English word meaning “to spin”.

  • 03.041 and spidery.
  • 08.041 All the time he was wondering whether there were spiders
  • 08.042 and then he found spiders all right.
  • 08.075 Then the great spider,
  • 08.075 Then the spider jumped back,
  • 08.075 The spider evidently was not used to things
  • 08.075 as small spiders do to flies –
  • 08.076 The spider lay dead beside him,
  • 08.076 Somehow the killing of the giant spider,
  • 08.080 That is why the spiders neither saw nor heard him coming.
  • 08.081 that there were spiders huge
  • 08.088 With that one of the fat spiders ran along a rope
  • 08.089 To the fattest of these bundles the spider went –
  • 08.089 and kicked the spider straight
  • 08.089 and the enraged spider fell off the branch,
  • 08.091 hissed the angry spider climbing back onto the branch.
  • 08.092 the spider had reached Bombur,
  • 08.092 The stone struck the spider plunk on the head,
  • 08.093 and taking off the spider sitting
  • 08.094 The idea came to him to lead the furious spiders
  • 08.096 Old fat spider spinning
  • 08.096 Old fat spider can’t see me!
  • 08.098 no spider has ever liked being called Attercop,
  • 08.098 Practically all the spiders
  • 08.099 but several of the spiders had run now to different points
  • 08.099 that at least was the spiders’ idea.
  • 08.103 The spiders saw the sword,
  • 08.104 if a spider had not luckily left a rope hanging down;
  • 08.104 only to meet an old slow wicked fat-bodied spider
  • 08.104 and before the spider knew what was happening it felt his sting
  • 08.104 before the spiders were disgusted
  • 08.108 when the spiders began to come back,
  • 08.111 The spiders had caught them pretty easily the night before,
  • 08.112 that some of the spiders had gathered
  • 08.112 and slashed at the spiders
  • 08.113 For he saw spiders swarming up all the neighbouring trees,
  • 08.114 and hundreds of angry spiders were goggling at them all round
  • 08.115 and again the spiders were beaten off,
  • 08.115 Already the spiders were beginning
  • 08.117 I shall draw the spiders off,
  • 08.118 the spiders were drawing their circle ever closer.
  • 08.119 That upset the spiders greatly.
  • 08.119 they drove at the spiders on the left,
  • 08.120 though many of the spiders were close behind.
  • 08.120 and already some spiders were
  • 08.121 and charged into the astonished spiders
  • 08.123 The spiders swelled with rage,
  • 08.123 the spiders suddenly gave it up,
  • 08.124 which the spiders did not like.
  • 08.130 their cries as the spiders caught them
  • 08.144 The giant spiders were the only living things
  • 09.001 The day after the battle with the spiders
  • 09.008 to be trapped by spiders?
  • 09.008 Are the spiders your tame beasts or your pets,
  • 09.009 and rouse the spiders with your riot
  • 09.015 from the spiders,

“spider, n.” OED Online. Oxford University Press, March 2015. Web. 11 May 2015.

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