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On the one hand, they are funny, in that plays on name and etymology or visions of the dwarfish god defuse the tensions of a violent tale and make socially acceptable the recitation of a horrific battle.
The lack of patience, dwarfish foresight and tendency to change mind abruptly are hereditary in the Azeri leadership.
Nordau's description above, which describes the degeneracy and dwarfishness of descendants of addicts, is apt in the context of Strange Case, in which Jekyll metaphorically fathers Hyde, his dwarfish, violent offspring.
Marvell admits some may "smile" (39) at the "dwarfish" house, a house that, "distressed" (53), has to swell (51) to accommodate its owner.
While the fertility symbolism of the motif is explained vaguely, nothing is said about the dwarfish pot-bellied form of the gana or the association with the plant.
David Langford has, for example, referred to the evolution of Pratchett's dwarves, illustrated quite nicely in the evolution of a joke about not being able to tell male and female dwarves apart because they both have beards into "an elaborate, plausible and sometimes even touching system of dwarfish gender relations" (6).
The hunchbacked, the dwarfish and the vulgar bouffant slickers were not only sitting all around me, they were writing the rules which made them look like sack-cloth and ashes ascetics when their millions were hidden away.
For heroics there is really only Lord Egremont's British Athlete or Boxer by John Rossi, a vigorous modern British warrior who casts a dwarfish Diomedes by Johan Tobias Sergel (Fig.
believed to be of dwarfish form" (OED 1A); "A diminutive being" (OED 3); "A dwarf, mannikin" (OED 3A), "Applied to a child" (OED 3B).
Rest assured that when a white person describes a black person, you'll almost always read the words "big" and "black" somewhere in close proximity to each other; I guess a dwarfish, black person does not invite fear in the imagination--either that or the images of the black nanny and Mandingo still loom large in the collective psyche of America: and because the black girl was so big and so black, so unintimidated, --"The Change," Tony Hoagland The nurse was big and black and really pissed at me, the only kid on the burn ward.
And finally, it was also the spot where Macduff would "plant" the severed head of Macbeth, fixed on a wooden pole like a dwarfish tree from Birnam Wood.
Joe was a kind stepfather, adopting Truman and giving his name, but Nina never really loved or accepted him: she was disgusted by Truman's effeminacy, already evident in childhood, his affected manner, and his almost dwarfish stature (his adult height was only 5'3"), and she was evidently immune to his charm.