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Synonyms for gnome

a legendary creature resembling a tiny old man

a short pithy saying expressing a general truth

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It is up to owners to ensure that gnomes in their care do not run away to join the pixies in the Gardens.
Sprackling confirmed:"We are doing a project with Disney based on garden gnomes.
According to Kitagawa, there are several types of gnomes, and the ones with the comical expressions and hats that look more like Santa's are Bavarian, while the Swedish gnome's hat stands straight up, but either one is supposed to bring good luck to the garden and also scare off evil trolls.
Gnomes -- Gnomes are as strong of mind as they are agile of
Officers in Aberdeenshire recovered a total of 33 gnomes from a vehicle which was stopped in the Banff area around two weeks ago.
The Royal Horticultural Society has banned them although one cheeky chappy managed to sneak into this year's Chelsea Flower Show and stood proudly in solidarity for gnomes everywhere before being ignominiously escorted away.
Laura Bickham from Hurrans garden centre, Cowbridge, in the Vale of Glamorgan, said, "We don't sell gnomes and we don't get people asking for them.
POLICE have ordered a naked, large-breasted, festive garden gnome to be covered up after a motorist complained it was indecent.
There are now 40 gnomes at the tip entrance, accompanied by a menagerie of pottery hens, chickens, ducks, squirrels, owls, dogs and frogs.
The gnome is already banned from RHS shows at Chelsea and Hampton Court Palace.
And they are now trying to reunite the wandering gnomes with their rightful owners.
Understandably they're rather sniffy about the no-mark gnomes.
But around 200 of the gnomes have been left behind at the Staffordshire venue.