pygmy

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an unusually small individual

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any member of various peoples having an average height of less than five feet

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I looked down upon the servants, and one or two friends who were in the house, as if they had been pigmies and I a giant.
Men were giants in those times," said Athos; "now we are pigmies in comparison.
Formerly it must have swarmed with great monsters: now we find mere pigmies, compared with the antecedent, allied races.
Pigmies are so called to distinguish them from the bulkier Caucasians
Yet, when this cherished volume was now placed in my hand--when I turned over its leaves, and sought in its marvellous pictures the charm I had, till now, never failed to find--all was eerie and dreary; the giants were gaunt goblins, the pigmies malevolent and fearful imps, Gulliver a most desolate wanderer in most dread and dangerous regions.