SheBit (shebit) wrote in tolkien_weekly,

Cut of Coarse Cloth

Title: Cut of Coarse Cloth
Author: SheBit
Source: LotR
Warnings: I don't often have to give warnings, and I think this is my first for language.
Disclaimer: The Professor is rolling in his grave.
Author's Not: I've heard and read several times that the origins of a certain word lie in Old English/Anglo Saxon. As Tolkien rendered Rohiric into OE, I think it only takes a small step to accept this word as Rohiric. Ain't etymology fun?

Her new dress was cut of fine cloth, dyed a deep green and, most notably, clean. While her brother was still in the stables, she had been forced inside.

“Now, child, you look like a lady of Rohan. A lady does not roll in the muck. A lady comports herself with grace and charm.”

She smiled sweetly.

“A lady embroiders and sews and never uses coarse language. Now, child, go to your uncle.”

She rose, curtsying. The heavy skirts flowed about her as she spun on her heel. She heard the green cloth tear, caught on a nail.

“Oh fuck.”
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