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At closer quarters the diminutive personage looked like a reduction of an ordinary-sized man, with a lofty brow bared for a moment by the raising of the hat, the great pepper-and salt full beard spread over the proportionally broad chest.
He walked as if blind, following instinctively the shore of the diminutive harbour along the quay, through a pretty, dull garden, where dull people sat on chairs under the trees, till, his fury abandoning him, he discovered himself in the middle of a long, broad bridge.
Don't mention it to our diminutive friend when she comes in.
To those who have merely touched at Nukuheva Bay, without visiting other portions of the island, it would hardly appear credible the diversities presented between the various small clans inhabiting so diminutive a spot.
I remember when I was at Lilliput, the complexion of those diminutive people appeared to me the fairest in the world; and talking upon this subject with a person of learning there, who was an intimate friend of mine, he said that my face appeared much fairer and smoother when he looked on me from the ground, than it did upon a nearer view, when I took him up in my hand, and brought him close, which he confessed was at first a very shocking sight.
In the present paper, I do not address the issues related to the "formal means employed to express diminutive meaning", which have been dealt with elsewhere (Schneider and Strubel-Burgdorf 2012, Schneider 2013).
But Farrell insists the diminutive Eastmond is well equipped to stop Williams, who will be making only his second appearance since returning to rugby union after a two-year spell back in league.
Diminutive forms in Scots and Scottish Standard English (SSE)
About 80% of all polyps found during screening colonoscopy are diminutive, 5 mm in diameter or less, and the current standard of care is to do a pathology analysis on each of these polyps.
Kaltenbach and their associates designed the Veterans Affairs Colorectal Lesion Interpretation and Diagnosis (VALID) study to test the hypothesis that colonoscopy with a high-definition, narrow-band imaging, dual-focus colonoscope could increase the rate of accurate, high-confidence histology predictions of diminutive polyps.
THE NEW DOCTOR: A shame they didn't want mature, grey-bearded and diminutive