Orcrist was the sword used by the dwarf Thorin Oakenshield in the book.
He recognizes Thorin as the dwarf who cut off his hand way-back-when, and tries to claim his life.
If they succeed, their dismantling of the ACA will dwarf everything else that has happened in our era.
Cut to an aerial shot of Clarenden Court, the von Bulow mansion on Millionnaires' Row that might dwarf many small colleges.
And he was followed by each one of them until the seventh dwarf looked at his bed and saw Little Snow White lying there asleep.
Some of the hills are covered with dwarf shrubs, which may be used as fuel.
To expect less is to get less, since it is to dwarf my own power of receiving.
"Strange things have happened," said the dwarf, and he told his mother what had taken place between Katuti and Nefert.
While Alberich boasted, he was planning how he might trick the dwarf and take his gold.
Watereriana (Waterer's dwarf golden) makes an excellent little bush, with smooth leaves blotched and edged with yellow.
Old English dweorh, dweorg (West Saxon), duerg (Mercian), "very short human being," from Proto-Germanic *dweraz (cf. Old Frisian dwerch, Old Saxon dwerg, Old High German twerg, German Zwerg, Old Norse dvergr), perhaps from PIE *dhwergwhos "something tiny," but with no established cognates outside Germanic. The mythological sense is 1770, from German (it seems never to have developed independently in English).
Whilst in this and other ways the dwarfs do at times have dealings with mankind, yet on the whole they seem to shrink from man; they give the impression of a downtrodden afflicted race, which is on the point of abandoning its ancient home to new and more powerful invaders. There is stamped on their character something shy and something heathenish, which estranges them from intercourse with christians. They chafe at human faithlessness, which no doubt would primarily mean the apostacy from heathenism. In the poems of the Mid. Ages, Laurin is expressly set before us as a heathen. It goes sorely against the dwarfs to see churches built, bell-ringing ... disturbs their ancient privacy; they also hate the clearing of forests, agriculture, new fangled pounding-machinery for ore. ["Teutonic Mythology," Jacob Grimm, transl. Stallybrass, 1883]The shift of the Old English guttural at the end of the word to modern -f is typical (cf. enough, draft). Old English plural dweorgas became Middle English dwarrows, later leveled down to dwarfs. The use of dwarves for the legendary race was popularized by J.R.R. Tolkien. As an adjective, from 1590s.
"to render dwarfish," 1620s, from dwarf (n.); sense of "to cause to look small" is from 1850. Related: Dwarfed; dwarfing.
n. pl. dwarfs or dwarves (dwôrvz)
An abnormally small person, often having limbs and features not properly proportioned or formed.
a lean or emaciated person (Lev. 21:20).