dwarf


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dwarf

verb control, dominate, minimize, rise above, stunt, tower over
Associated concepts: federal government's laws dwarfing state laws, supremacy clause
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Her majesty had taken a marrow-bone upon her plate, and, after knocking out the marrow, placed the bone again in the dish erect, as it stood before; the dwarf, watching his opportunity, while Glumdalclitch was gone to the side-board, mounted the stool that she stood on to take care of me at meals, took me up in both hands, and squeezing my legs together, wedged them into the marrow bone above my waist, where I stuck for some time, and made a very ridiculous figure.
It was the common practice of the dwarf, to catch a number of these insects in his hand, as schoolboys do among us, and let them out suddenly under my nose, on purpose to frighten me, and divert the queen.
The little swarm shivered as they watched the dwarf drone-grubs squirm feebly on the grass.
I believe the name 'Hop-Frog' was not that given to the dwarf by his sponsors at baptism, but it was conferred upon him, by general consent of the several ministers, on account of his inability to walk as other men do.
roared the latter, as the dwarf reluctantly drained the beaker.
As soon as she was alone that dwarf came in, and said, 'What will you give me to spin gold for you this third time?
At the birth of her first little child she was very glad, and forgot the dwarf, and what she had said.
Soon after entered a fair Lady in mourning weeds, riding on a white ass with a Dwarf behind her leading a warlike steed, that bore the arms of a knight, and his spear in the Dwarf's hand.
George, and the Lady, who is called Una, rode on followed by the Dwarf.
Then happened that which made me lighter: for the dwarf sprang from my shoulder, the prying sprite
The child was closely followed by an elderly man of remarkably hard features and forbidding aspect, and so low in stature as to be quite a dwarf, though his head and face were large enough for the body of a giant.
These Cercopes (`Monkey-Men') were a pair of malignant dwarfs who went about the world mischief-making.