Tom-cat

This elegant image conveys the absolute athleticism, supple grace, confidence of the great, lethal creature – while making it familiar enough that the listening children can imagine the danger as breadbox-sized if they need to.

  • 12.011 mixed with a rumble as of a gigantic tom-cat purring.

Hyphenated or not in OED.

“tom cat | tom-cat, n.” OED Online, Oxford University Press, June 2017, http://www.oed.com/view/Entry/203100. Accessed 21 September 2017.

Tobacco-jar

  • 19.048 and handed him the tobacco-jar.

Is it a food?  It is certainly a consumable, and in Hobbit culture, a comfort.  Note that Tolkien calls the herb “tobacco” in The Hobbit – a word which entered English in 1577.  In The Lord of the Rings, he calls it “pipeweed”, a compound word made at least as early as the 1500s from two words which we inherit directly from Old English.

Hyphenated in its sub-entry in OED under “tobacco”

“tobacco, n.” OED Online. Oxford University Press, March 2015. Web. 1 July 2015.

“pipe, v.” OED Online. Oxford University Press, March 2015. Web. 1 Juy 2015.

“weed, v.” OED Online. Oxford University Press, March 2015. Web. 1 Juy 2015.