When their country was first invaded they fled into the forests, and the Spaniards, coming upon their huts, the doorways of which are built excessively low, supposed them to be dwarfs: hence the name.
The last trees which struggle for existence on the verge of the tundras are crippled dwarfs and almost without branches, and trees a hundred years old are only a few feet high and a few inches through and thickly encrusted with lichens.'
In the later middle ages he is represented as fighting with giants, dragons and dwarfs, and finally disappears on a black horse.
He dwarfs trees so that they remain measurable only by inches after their age has reached scores, even hundreds, of years, and the proportions of leaf, branch and stem are preserved with fidelity.
The back wall is usually planted with dwarf and standard trees alternately, the latter being temporary, and intended to furnish the upper part of the trellis, while the permanent dwarfs are gradually filling up the trellis from below.
The wall-trees intended to be permanent are called dwarfs, from their branches springing from near the ground.
Apart each way, and dwarfs 15 or 20 ft.
The second part of the story concerns VOlundr, lord of the elves, the cunning smith, who, after learning his art from Mime, then from the dwarfs, came to the court of King NIN19r, and there defeated in fight the smith Amilias.
But the more the range and character of Leonardo's studies becomes ascertained the more his greatness dwarfs them all.
The political records of this energy are the State Papers, a class of document which soon dwarfs all others, and renders chroniclers, historians and the like almost negligible quantities as sources of history; but in another way their value is enhanced, for these hundreds of thousands of documents provide a test of the accuracy of modern historians which is imperfect in the case of medieval chroniclers and almost non-existent in that of ancient writers.
But the Internet Renaissance dwarfs by a hundredfold, a thousandfold, the Renaissance of Europe.
They can be connected to sensors whose sensitivity dwarfs anything a human can do.
It is this combined with the fact that their targets, too, are worth more; the cost of rebuilding a modern city today dwarfs the cost of rebuilding that city fifty years ago.
Some are dinning in our ears that we Americans, and moderns generally, are intellectual dwarfs compared with the ancients, or even the Elizabethan men.
They are all dwarfs and one peasant woman will toss three of them with a hayfork.