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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Pigmies are so called to distinguish them from the bulkier Caucasians
Formerly it must have swarmed with great monsters: now we find mere pigmies, compared with the antecedent, allied races.
But these were pigmies against an army; the general assemblage subscribed to the gospel according to Slackbridge, and gave three cheers for him, as he sat demonstratively panting at them.