"That's Stick-at-naught Strider
, that is! Though I've heard other names not so pretty."
From The Fellowship of the Ring
I 11A Knife in the Dark
An insulting nickname given to Aragorn among the people of the Bree-land. The name is an old form of the phrase 'stop-at-nothing', hinting that Strider was considered a ruffian or an outlaw among these people (and explaining Bill Ferny's sarcastic warning to Frodo and his companions after they set out from Bree with Aragorn).
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