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This might be citable. Used by Tolkein and at least one early source he used. Otherwise, it appears in some mentiony works about Hobbits, Tolkein, etc. DCDuring TALK 20:13, 29 July 2008 (UTC)

Cited from The Hobbit, which may qualify as "a well-known source" for purposes of CFI. --EncycloPetey 20:37, 29 July 2008 (UTC)
Found a few more citations on Google Books, dating back to the 1800's.--TBC 21:16, 29 July 2008 (UTC)
The older cites are probably good (bringing us to three), but I would have thought that commentaries on Tolkein's usage would be only mentions, not uses, though I suppose the commentaries bolster the claim that it is a well-known work. To maintain a distinction between Tolkein's uses and, say, Rowling's or George Lucas's uses of words of their own coinage, it might be nice not to rely overly much on the well-known-work criterion. DCDuring TALK 21:32, 29 July 2008 (UTC)
Should we consider a "well-known work" of literature to be of at least a certain age, such as fifty years, to demonstrate its staying power? In any case, I have yet to see Cliff's Notes on anything by Lucas or Rowling. :) --EncycloPetey 21:49, 29 July 2008 (UTC)
Saved by publication and curriculum lag. DCDuring TALK 16:55, 2 August 2008 (UTC)