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A shortened form of the name given to the huge complex of Hobbit-holes above Tuckborough in the Shire's Tookland, more properly called 'Great Smials'. This was the family seat of the Tooks, one of the most important families of the Shire. Indeed the Tooks were the hereditary Shire-thains, and so the Smials was the seat of the Thains, at least after the time of Isengrim II, the tenth Thain of the Took line, who began the building of the Smials. From the time of Isengrim's accession in III 2683 (1083 by the Shire-reckoning), the Smials remained in use by the Took family into the Fourth Age, a period of at least three hundred and fifty years, and quite probably longer.


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