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Grag Hamcrusher is an influential dwarf leader who is fomenting unrest among the dwarf citizens of Ankh-Morpork in Thud! He is a 'deep-downer' a fundamentalist style dwarf who does not believe in integrating into a multi-cultural society. He is found murdered with his head crushed in, a Troll club nearby. This precipitates the renewal of hostilities between Trolls and Dwarfs and almost leads to war in Klatch Valley. HIs name, Grag, comes from the old Saxon "grao" and means in various Germanic languages 'to shine', 'to glow', 'to see' and 'to glance". Hamcrusher is a typical Pratchett Dwarf type name with the obvious connections to crushing rocks as well as to 'ham' which was originally the 'thigh' and also to hamming it up.

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