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Horse-boys

Uglúk’s name for the Rohirrim

An insulting name given to the Rohirrim by the Uruk known as Uglúk, while being pursued by the them across the wilds of northern Rohan. The name is only ever used by a single character, so it is difficult to be sure whether this was Uglúk's private name for the pursuing Riders, or a more widespread term used by the Orcs of Uglúk's master Saruman. We do know that Saruman's forces generally held the Rohirrim in contempt, but among the Dunlendings in his armies the more common insult was Forgoil or 'Strawheads'.


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