dwarfish dwarfish


  • (adj) atypically small


  1. It had this weird proboscis out front and a bulky, glass cabin in back, and the whole thing was situated on dwarfish wheels.
  2. Part of the secret is the dwarfish tubes, no bigger than lima beans.
  3. In Chicago, a fresh view of Toulouse-Lautrec's art A dwarfish cripple of exalted birth, absinthe-sodden and dead at 37, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec was perhaps the most.


  • Climate Scientist Takes on Tolkien's Middle Earth

    If a dark wizard chops down a forest -- technically a renewable biofuel -- to feed the machine of industry, is his carbon footprint still zero? What are the fugitive methane levels of dwarfish gem mines? How much carbon is sequestered by the average adult Ent? [More]
    on December 18, 2013     Source: Scientific American


  1. As poet Dahlia Ravikovitch wrote so wonderfully and ironically: "In the southern tip of the garden, where the sprinkler cannot reach, it's like Australia: dry, with dwarfish shrubs."
    on Mar 8, 2007 By: Dahlia Ravikovitch Source: Ha'aretz

  2. "Perry, though a murderer, aroused another response," writes Capote. "He possessed the quality, the aura of an exiled animal, a creature walking wounded that no one could disregard. He was the dwarfish boy-man seated on the metal chair, his...
    on Mar 11, 2006 By: Truman Capote Source: Hindu

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