believed to be of dwarfish
form" (OED 1A); "A diminutive being" (OED 3); "A dwarf, mannikin" (OED 3A), "Applied to a child" (OED 3B).
Poulin uses a dark and rich palette; his characters have a Flemish Renaissance quality and slightly outdated dwarfish
state whose defenders can never grow to more than a handful .
Sarkozy as Iznogud, a sinister dwarfish
figure in oriental costume.
POU1F1 mutations associated with Snell dwarf (dw) and Jackson dwarf (dw-J) in mice and dwarfish
in human (Li et al.
Impossible, a beaked, dwarfish
dandy (and philandering pest) with a cartoonish, Dr.
He visited the ruin of the cottage, where Great Uncle Eggle had once lived, and saw a small dwarfish
figure clad in green, warming his hands in front of a dying fire.
He looked like an exclamation point-tiny feet in thin-soled black leather shoes/almost dwarfish
legs, and a powerful torso barely contained by a jacket of double-breasted gray houndstooth.
Rodriguez--the same Rodriguez who signs his name to the most impenetrable essays ever found in scholarly journals on art history and theory; author of the book Champions of the Ideologeme, member of the International Association of Critics and circumstances permitting, photographer of male nudes, to boot; Rodriguez, in sum, a dwarfish
polyglot and fruitcake who, when he has a headache, just picks up any volume by Lyotard or Francastel--let out a semiotically pure guffaw and shook like an asthmatic.
38) Tom Thumb's appeal, in particular, had to do with the fact that he was perfectly shaped other than for his size; he was always advertised as having "nothing dwarfish
in his appearance--he is a perfect man in miniature.
the metaphor of finches fluttering urgently in the hearts of men, Fabrizio's inverted counterpart, Padre Attilio Bodini, a Hieronymite monk who paints a coded mural, and Ugo's glancing embodiment of characteristics of Niccolo, Archenti, Fabrizio and Omero (his dwarfish
servant) are a few such devices.
Galton noted that giants do not become more gigantic, nor dwarfs more dwarfish
, in each successive generation: Variations have a constant tendency to regress to the mean.