It's my opinion, in keeping with Tolkien's view of his work as "discovery" instead of "invention" that he himself never discovered who Bombadil was.
No worries, there's years of discussions in the appendices. Can you imagine how long it's going to take to discuss the kinstrife period of...
Another such word is sanction, which can mean to officially allow, or to officially provide for a punishment.
A couple of things come to mind here.
Frodo's defiance at the ford slows the Witch King in the ford making him waste the time to break Frodo's...
Tom must certainly know Aragorn or at least of Aragorn:
'Few now remember them,' Tom murmured, 'yet still some go wandering, sons of forgotten...
Denethor and Faramir, too, operate well on less than normal sleep when the going gets tough. It's probably a Numenorian thing.
We still remember, we who dwell
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