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used of small deformed creatures

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At the back of my car, a gnomish woman sold dubious sandwiches, and a wizened man worked the aisles with a coffeepot of mud dispensed in bathroom-sized paper cups.
The others (Kahn with poets Eileen Myles and Amy Gerstler) are grossly sunburned, gnomish androgynes.
He secured TV fame playing a gnomish cab dispatcher with a heart of gunk.
The gnomish DeForest was the first face to greet viewers when Letterman's NBC show debuted on Feb.
O'Neill's deft public relations skills, mixing self-deprecation with endearingly gnomish observations, will see him through for the next few weeks before an orderly transfer of power in the Villa boardroom.
He meets another childhood sweetheart, Agnes Wickfield, whose drunken father falls foul of the gnomish and Machiavellian Uriah Heep.
Jupiter's eagle glares at his fellow-fliers, the cupidons who enliven the event, suave surrogates for the officious gnomish putti who busy themselves everywhere in the mythographies of Poussin.
He's a skinny, gnomish guy, with long gray hair and a beard, and he spares nothing in pronouncing judgments on the quality of some of the new album's tracks.
And it wasn't just because he confirmed every Robin Cook cliche in the book - bulging eye, furrowed forehead, gnomish appearance and slightly pompous delivery.
But what if the gnomish ex-Foreign Secretary went for a bonding session with a few of his would-be new neighbours and found he wasn't all that different from them, after all?
Why am I here?" A stooped, gnomish figure barred from all of life's joys, incapable of communicating coherently with the outside world, he suggests Diogenes or a Zen monk, relinquishing everything to pursue knowledge.
In 1891, shortly after the publication of the homosexually charged Picture of Dorian Gray, Wilde was introduced by his gnomish friend, the poet Lionel Johnson, to a young, upper-class man who also enjoyed the services of rentboys.
"I came to Napa Valley to escape the Communists and to find freedom," says the wily, gnomish winemaker who etched his name in wine legend by fashioning the creamy 1973 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay that stunned the French at the famed "Judgment of Paris" in the year of the American hi-centennial.