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Associated with Longbottom in the Southfarthing of the Shire, but travelled at least as far as Bree
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'Toby' is a contraction of the given name 'Tobold' (from Theobold meaning 'brave people')
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This nickname was also given to a variety of pipe-weed, for which see the entry for Old Toby

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Old Toby

The nickname of Tobold Hornblower

The nickname given to Tobold Hornblower, the famous old hobbit who introduced pipe-weed into the Shire. One of the most popular varieties of the weed was named 'Old Toby' in his honour.


See also...

Old Toby, Pipe-weed

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  • Updated 30 August 2018
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