Their stature is estimated to be about 5 ft.
It is true that the Japanese are shorter in stature than either the Chinese or the Koreans.
The Athapascans of New Mexico are of middle stature, the Pueblo peoples are short.
This was a race distinguished by lofty stature; and.
They are short in stature, with little hair on the body and face.
Lord Edward Fitzgerald was of small stature and handsome features.
Willows are trees or shrubs, varying in stature from a few inches, like the small British S.
He was of middling stature and dark complexion.
The Gargoyles were very small of stature, being less than three feet in height.
They were celebrated for their extraordinary stature and strength.
Nothing was stated as to the probability of an increase in the stature of the French Congo animal as it grows older; but even if we allow another foot, its height would be considerably less than half that of a large Central African bull of the ordinary elephant.
Since his time the anthropological researches of Broca, Thurnam and Davis, Huxley, Busk, Beddoe, Virchow, Tubino and others have proved the existence in Europe, from Neolithic times, of a race, small of stature, with long or oval skulls, and accustomed to bury their dead in tombs.
The teeth (when all are present) are differentiated into the usual four series; and milk-teeth, not completely discarded till the full stature is attained, are invariably developed.
He was a very agreeable companion and a thorough man of the world, singularly free from arrogance and pomposity; owing to his small stature, he was often known as "die kleine Excellenz."
Einhard was a man of very short stature, a feature on which Alcuin wrote an epigram.
He was surprised to spot young Donnie Ryland, recognizable by his small stature and familiar jacket, running down the end of the trail.
The Mosquito Indians, of whom there are several tribes, are an unusually intelligent people, short of stature and very dark-skinned.
Arnold-Forster, The Coming of the Kilogram, 1898), as the foot, palm, hand, digit, nail, pace, ell (ulna), &c. It seems probable, therefore, that a royal cubit may have been derived from some kingly stature, and its length perpetuated in the ancient buildings of Egypt, as the Great Pyramid, &c.
Seth was the last child born to Adam; he grew in stature and strength, and began to fast and pray strenuously.
Although described in 1889 as a local variety of the Siberian species, the Manchurian roe really appears, both as regards stature, hairiness and the black and white markings on the muzzle, much more nearly related to the European animal.
The great stature of Og is explained in the passage of Deuteronomy mentioned by the statement that he was of the remnant of the aboriginal Rephaim.
Andersson says that he has rarely seen two specimens of this species which were alike in the collective characters offered by the stature, foliage and catkins.
God's purpose from eternity was to unite mankind in Christ, and so to bring human history to its goal, the New Man, the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ.
attained its full stature, and is not shed and replaced by its successor until after all the other teeth, including the molars, are in place and use.
The Arctic-Alpine sub-region consists of races of plants belonging originally to the general flora, and recruited by subsequent additrons, which have been specialized in low stature and great capacity of endurance to survive long dormant periods, sometimes even unbroken in successive years by the transitory activity of the brief summer.
Short in stature and uncouth in appearance, his individuality first shocked and then by its earnestness impressed the House of Commons; and his sturdy independence of party ties, combined with a gift of rough but genuine eloquence (of which his speech on the Royal Title Bill of 1876 was an example), rapidly made him one of the best-known public men in the country.
That he was of short stature is proved by the length of the coffin in which his body is still preserved, less than 5 ft.
In stature they range from the size of a hare to that of a rhinoceros; and their horns vary in size and shape from the small and simple spikes of the oribi and duiker antlers to the enormous and variously shaped structures borne respectively by buffaloes, wild sheep and kudu and other large antelopes.
Small in stature, with a well-knit frame, the cheekbones prominent, the face generally round, the nose and neck short, a marked tendency to prognathism, the chest broad and well developed, the trunk long, the hands small and delicate this Malay type is found in nearly all the islands along the east coast of the Asiatic continent as well as in southern China and in the extreme south-west of Korean peninsula.
Tancred was a good soldier, though his tiny stature earns from Peter of Eboli the nickname "Tancredulus."
The concepts on which the peoples of the Old World have been classified, such as stature, colour, skeletal measurements, nationality, and so on, cannot as yet be used in America with Classifica- success.
She was piquante rather than pretty, short of stature, and her chief beauty was her reddish-brown hair.
The ordinary Mahrattas, who form the backbone of the nation, have plain features, an uncouth manner, short stature, a small but wiry frame.
The gigantic stature of the king, and the curious details about his " bedstead " (Dent.
Only on horse back and in the mazurka was Denisov's short stature not noticeable and he looked the fine fellow he felt himself to be.
Again, as at the church in Khamovniki, a wave of general curiosity bore all the prisoners forward onto the road, and Pierre, thanks to his stature, saw over the heads of the others what so attracted their curiosity.
No record of his studies is to be found, but he has left an amusing account of his part in the wilder doings of the university life of that day, in which, in spite of his small stature, he was recognized by his fellows as their leader.
He depicts her quick changes of colour, her dishevelled hair, her panting breast, her apparent increase of stature as the god draws nigh and fills her with his divine afflatus.
The natives of Bali, though of the same stock as the Javanese, and resembling them in general appearance, exceed them in stature and muscular power, as well as in activity and enterprise.
Calvus was very short of stature, and is alluded to by Catullus (Ode 53) as Sala-.
The Japanese are of low stature as compared with the inhabitants of Western Europe: about 16% of the adult males are below 5 ft.
Beatus Rhenanus; "summus Erasmi observator," as he is called by de Thou, describes his person thus: "In stature not tall, but not noticeably short; in figure well built and graceful; of an extremely delicate constitution, sensitive to the slightest changes of climate, food or drink.
Sir C. Warren has derived a primitive unit from a proportion of the human body, by ascertaining the probable mean height of the ancient people in Egypt, and so thereby has derived a standard from the stature of man.
Among variations from this type may be mentioned higher stature in some districts, and lighter complexion in Tehuantepec and elsewhere.
In stature, the tall tribes exceed 170 cm.; middle stature ranges between 166 and 170; and short tribes are under 166 cm.
The Shoshoni, Shahaptin and Salish tribes are of middle stature; on the coast of British Columbia, Puget Sound, in Oregon, and northern California, are the shortest of all the North Americans save the Eskimo, while among them, on the Columbia, are taller tribes.
Anthropologists, indeed, have recently observed a large proportion of individuals of exceptionally small stature, not found in Sardinia only, but elsewhere in south Italy also; though in Sardinia they are distributed over the whole island, and especially in the southern half.
Physical characteristics differ widely; but as a whole the Italian is somewhat short of stature, with dark or black hair and eyes, often good looking.
These animals are much smaller in stature and more regular in form than the Podolians; they are mainly kept for dairy purposes.
At Saluzzo in Piedmont there is a stock with hanging ears, arched face and tall stature, kept for its dairy qualities; and in the Biellese the merino breed is maintained by some of the larger proprietors.
It everywhere shows a preference for a moist but well-drained soil, and never attains its full stature or luxuriance of growth upon arid ground, whether on plain or mountain - a peculiarity that should be remembered by the planter.
The Midgan, who are of slightly shorter stature than the average Somali, are the most numerous of these peoples.
Scholasticism opens with a discussion of certain points in the Aristotelian logic; it speedily begins to apply its logical distinctions to the doctrines of the church; and when it attains its full stature in St Thomas it has, with the exception of certain mysteries, rationalized or Aristotelianized the whole churchly system.
In all nations men of short stature have relatively large heads, but in the case of the Japanese there appears to be some racial reason for the phenomenon.
It is not to be supposed, however, that because the Japanese is short of stature and often finely moulded, he lacks either strength or endurance.
Garrick's French descent and his education may have contributed to give him the vivacity and versatility which distinguished him as an actor; and nature had given him an eye, if not a stature, to command, and a mimic power of wonderful variety.
In spite of his small stature, he held his own amongst the other heroes before Troy; he was brave, next to Achilles in swiftness of foot and famous for throwing the spear.
He is described by Fuller as "low of stature, little in bulk, cheerful in countenance (wherein gravity and quickness were all compounded), of a sharp and piercing eye, clear judgment and (abating the influence of age) term memory."
But the lowness of stature extends to the lower animals - cattle, horses, donkeys, &c. - and this may indicate that climatic causes have some part in the matter also, though Sergi denies this.
his stature was of a good size; his sword stuck close to his side; his countenance swollen and reddish; his voice sharp and untunable and his eloquence full of fervour.
Short stature may be unaccompanied by other symptoms, or it may occur together with other problems, both physical and mental.
There are many conditions and diseases that can cause short stature.
Of 1748 he says, " This year, the twelfth of my age, I shall note as the most propitious to the growth of my intellectual stature."
An ascent made by Dr Honda of the imperial university of Japan showed that, up to a height of 6000 ft., the mountain is clothed with primeval forests of palms, banyans, cork trees, camphor trees, tree ferns, interlacing creepers and dense thickets of rattan or stretches of grass higher than a man's stature.
The Franks were redoubtable warriors, and were generally of great stature.
A few of them, how have changed residence have changed stature.
Who could add to your stature?
They are not often represented as diminutive in stature, and seem to be subject to such human passions as love, jealousy, envy and revenge.
(2) As regards plays, in Marlowe's Tamburlaine Timur is described as tall of stature, straightly fashioned, large of limb, having joints strongly knit, long and sinewy arms, a breadth of shoulders to "bear old Atlas's burden," pale of complexion, and with "amber hair wrapp'd in curls."
Kanaris is described as of small stature, simple in appearance, somewhat shy and melancholy.
Otto, who is sometimes called the "Red," was a man of small stature, by nature brave and impulsive, and by training an accomplished knight.
Most of the people are of moderate stature, but the chiefs and the women of their families have been remarkable for their height, and 400 pounds was formerly not an unusual weight for one of this class.
The Rev. William Ellis, an early English missionary, described the natives as follows: " The inhabitants of these islands are, considered physically, amongst the finest races in the Pacific, bearing the strongest resemblance to the New Zealanders in stature, and in their well-developed muscular limbs.
In regard to physical features they present at the present time very many varieties both of stature and of pigmentation, though on the whole they are probably the tallest and fairest of European peoples.
is a common stature; the females are appreciably less.
We may assume that increased stature and breadth imply some sort of inherent physical superiority, and if such an assumption is valid we have in man evidence that albinism is correlated not with constitutional defectiveness but with greater perfectness.
All the bright-hued examples we now see in captivity have been induced by carefully breeding from any chance varieties that have shown themselves; and not only the colour, but the build and stature of the bird have in this manner been greatly modified.
A remarkable feature of the Sumatran flora is the great variety of trees that vie with each other in stature and beauty, and as a timber-producing country the island ranks high even among the richly wooded lands of the archipelago.
The popular ideas regarding his stature, strength, bodily prowess and undaunted courage are confirmed by the writers nearest his own time - Wyntoun and Fordun.
Peter none the less showed the greatest personal valour, and his body, recognizable by his lofty stature and personal beauty, was found on the field after the rout (Sept.
The Mazurs are distinguished from the Poles by their lower stature, broad shoulders and massive frame, and still more by their national dress, which has nothing of the smartness of that of the southern Poles, and by their ancient customs; they have also a dialect of their own, containing many words now obsolete in Poland, and several grammatical forms bearing witness to Lithuanian influence.
The Poles proper are on the whole of medium stature (5 ft.
Paule, as of "middle stature, strong and well shaped, of a grave countenance and brown complexion, black hair and eyes, his beard neither long nor thick."
In the legislature, like the other representatives of that county, who were called the "Long Nine," because of their stature, he worked for internal improvements, for which lavish appropriations were made, and for the division of Sangamon county and the choice of Springfield as the state capital, instead of Vandalia.
President Lincoln was of unusual stature, 6 ft.
They were of short stature, with dark hair and eyes, and generally dolichocephalic. Their chief centres were at Cnossus (Crete), in Argolis, Laconia and Attica, in each being ruled by ancient lines of kings.
He speaks of himself as being low in stature, and at the time of his writing bowed down by age and ill-health (ii.
Bandhotm aPPet A Danes are a yellow-haired and blue-eyed Teutonic race of middle stature, bearing traces of their kinship with the northern Scandinavian peoples.
"They are as unlike the Malays as we are, excelling them in tallness of stature and elegance of shape, and being perfectly distinguished by their oval face, with a fairly high and open brow, their aquiline nose and their horizontally placed eyes.
part 1, p. 41), the mean stature is 66.91 in., the modal 66.96 in., the median lying between the FIG.
Pearson has shown that Galton's function has a value of 0.28 for stature of middle-class Englishmen and their wives.
De Quatrefages, in a table giving the stature of different races of men,' puts the natives of Samoa and Tonga as the tallest people in the world.
Though lame and only of moderate stature, he won renown as a warrior, and became king on the death of his brother Gonderic in 428.
The most important data bearing upon the first great period are given elsewhere in this work, and it is proposed to offer here a more general survey.5 To the prehistoric ages belong the palaeolithic and neolithic flints, from the distribution of which an attempt might be made to give a synthetic sketch of early Palestinian man.6 A burial cave at Gezer has revealed the existence of a race of slight build and stature, muscular, with elongated crania, and thick and heavy skull-bones.
The Saras are remarkable for their herculean stature, and are one of the most promising of African races.
They are very short of stature, 4 ft.
It was only by slow steps that the royal authority was asserted, but the young king, who was of gigantic stature and immense strength, was also astute and patient.
Alphonso was a man of gigantic stature, being 7 ft.
Narses was short in stature and lean in figure.
The sugar pine, the yellow or silver pine and the Douglas spruce (considerably smaller than in Oregon and Washington), are rivals in stature and nobility, all attaining 200 ft.
The first of these, of large stature, the parrot-crossbill (L.
Tydeus took part in the expedition of the "Seven against Thebes," in which, although small of stature, he greatly distinguished himself.
of the 10th century, cites as an example of extraordinary stature a certain " Huiglaucus, king of the Getae," who was killed by the Franks, and whose bones were preserved on an island at the mouth of the Rhine, and exhibited as a marvel.
In appearance Frederick was a man of well-proportioned, medium stature, with flowing yellow hair and a reddish beard.
France had suddenly grown to her full stature; like the contemporary England of John Milton, she was become a " noble and puissant nation, rousing herself like a strong man after sleep."
Evidently it was his extraordinary dignity and poise, forbidding even the suggestion of familiarity, quite as much as his stature, that impressed those who knew him.
The Rohillas were formerly the ruling race of the tract of country called Rohilkhand, and are men of a taller stature, a fairer complexion and a more arrogant air than the general inhabitants of the district.
Originally nomads (hunters and fishers), all the Finnic people except the Lapps and Ostyaks have long yielded to the influence of civilization, and now everywhere lead settled lives as herdsmen, agriculturists, traders, &c. Physically the Finns (here to be distinguished from the Swedish-speaking population, who retain their Scandinavian qualities) are a strong, hardy race, of low stature, with almost round head, low forehead, flat features, prominent cheek bones, eyes mostly grey and oblique (inclining inwards), short and flat nose, protruding mouth, thick lips, neck very full and strong, so that the occiput seems flat and almost in a straight line with the nape; beard weak and sparse, hair no doubt originally black, but, owing to mixture with other races, now brown, red and even fair; complexion also somewhat brown.
In stature he was little; his countenance was always sad, and he never condescended to laughter.
Broadly speaking it may be said that a distinction may be drawn between " spirits " and " gods," but it is a distinction of degree rather than of kind, obvious enough at the upper end, yet shading off into manifold varieties of resemblance in the lower forms. Some writers only recognize friendly agencies as gods; but destructive powers like the volcano, or the lords of the underworld, cannot be regarded as the protectors of the life of man, yet they seem in many mythologies to attain the full personalised stature of gods with definite names.
In stature the alpaca (Lama huanacos pacos) is considerably inferior to the llama, but has the same unpleasant habit of spitting.
The people are described as being of small stature with dark yellow complexions; they were fierce in appearance, but upright and studious.
As a race they exhibit manifest evidences of their Ural-Altaic or Mongolic descent in their short stature, absence of beard, oblique eyes, broad face, low forehead and small mouth.
About the other peoples of Sweden he gives a few details, chiefly of physical or moral characteristics, commenting upon the warlike nature of the Visigauti, the mildness of the Finns, the lofty stature of the Vinovii and the meat and egg diet of the Rerefennae.
Death, him as a robust man, of middle stature, wide-lipped, and of tawny complexion.
A man of small stature and unimpressive appearance, he was somewhat lame from birth, a fact which was used as an argument against his succession, an oracle having warned Sparta against a "lame reign."
In 428 or 429 the whole nation set sail for Africa, upon an invitation received by their king from Bonifacius, count of Africa, who had fallen into disgrace with the court of Ravenna Gunderic was now dead, and supreme power was in the hands of his bastard brother, who is generally known in history as Genseric, though the more correct form of his name is Gaiseric. This man, short of stature and with limping gait, but with a great natural capacity for war and dominion, reckless of human life and unrestrained by conscience or pity, was for fifty years the hero of the Vandal race and the terror of Constantinople and Rome.
The normal type evolved from this fusion of many races is dark-haired, sallow-skinned, browneyed and of low stature.
To them great stature, fair hair, and blue or grey eyes were the characteristics of the Celt.
It is distinguished by a long head, a long face, a narrow aquiline nose, blue eyes, very light hair and great stature.
It was claimed that Christ, as an angel 96 miles high, accompanied by the Holy Spirit, as a female angel of the same stature, had given the revelation to Elchasai in the 3rd year of Trajan (A.D.
All accounts agree that he was of great stature and singularly handsome, and that this helped him not a little in his evangelistic work.
According to this, Christopher - or rather Reprobus, as he was then called - was a giant of vast stature who was in search of a man stronger than himself, whom he might serve.
The natives are rather low in stature, but plump and well shaped, with short necks, swarthy faces, black eyes and long black hair.
Some few form trees of considerable stature destitute of tendrils, and with broad magnolia-like leaves in place of the more or less palmately-lobed leaves which are most generally met with in the order.
Stature is by no means a general criterion of race, and it would not, for instance, be difficult to choose groups of Englishmen, Kaffirs, and North American Indians, whose mean height should hardly differ.
It consists in the determination of the standard or typical " mean man " (homme moyen) of a population, with reference to any particular quality, such as stature, weight, complexion, &c. In the case of stature, this would be done by measuring a sufficient number of men, and counting how many of them belong to each height on the scale.
is reached, it will thus be ascertained that the stature of the mean or typical man is to be taken as 5 ft.
For instance, the average stature of the mixed European and Chinese population just referred to might be 5 ft.
But although the reality of some such modification is not disputed, especially as to stature and constitution, its amount is not enough to upset the counter-proposition of the remarkable permanence of type displayed by races ages after they have been transported to climates extremely different from that of their former home.
In allusion to his unusual stature he was called "the Tall Sycamore of the Wabash."
The Shu-li as described by Mr Taintor are almost of the same stature as the Chinese, but have a more decided copper colour, higher cheek-bones and more angular features, while their eyes are not oblique.
coast of Africa two distinct breeds of hairy sheep are indigenous, the one characterized by its large size, long limbs and smooth coat, and the other by its inferior stature, lower build and heavily maned neck and throat.
All the Whittiers were men of stature and bodily strength, John Greenleaf being almost the first exception, a lad of delicate mould, scarcely adapted for the labour required of a Yankee farmer and his household.
Within the limits of individual groups, it may be accepted as a general rule that increase in bulk or stature implies increased specialization; and, further, that the largest representatives of any particular group are also approximately the latest.
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Shortness of stature' is their most obvious characteristic, though in regard to this much exaggeration has prevailed.
The stature and features of the Serbs vary in different regions; but the northern peasantry are generally fairer and shorter than the mountaineers of the south.
Calvin was of middle stature; his complexion was somewhat pallid and dark; his eyes, to the latest clear and lustrous, bespoke the acumen of his genius.
With them may be classed provisionally the Hottentots, a pastoral people of medium stature and yellowish-brown complexion, who in early times shared with the Bushmen the whole of what is now Cape Colony.
Another peculiar tribe, also of short stature, are the Vaalpens of the steppe region of the north Transvaal.
He was of gigantic stature, with one eye in the middle of his forehead, a consumer of human flesh, without respect for the laws of god or man.
In Homer's Iliad he is described as of great stature and colossal frame, second only to Achilles in strength and bravery, and the "bulwark of the Achaeans."
The Godolphin Barb or Arabian, as he was commonly called, was a brown bay about 15 hands in stature, with an unnaturally high crest, and with some white on his off hind heel.
In regard to the mares generally, we have a record of the royal mares already alluded to, and likewise of three Turk mares brought over from the siege of Vienna in 1684, as well as of other importations; but it is unquestionable that there was a very large number of native mares in England, improved probably from time to time by racing, however much they may have been crossed at various periods with foreign horses, and that from this original stock were to some extent derived the size and stride which characterized the English race-horse, while his powers of endurance and elegant shape were no doubt inherited from the Eastern horses, most of which were of a low stature, 14 hands or thereabouts.
There are the neat and elegant animals, like the descendants of Saunterer and Sweetmeat; the large-framed, plain-looking, and heavy-headed Melbournes, often with lop ears; the descendants of Birdcatcher, full of quality, and of more than average stature, though sometimes disfigured with curby hocks; and the medium-sized but withal speedy descendants of Touchstone, though in some cases characterized by somewhat loaded shoulders.
The Palaeozoic Calamarieae, though so far surpassing recent Equisetaceae, both in stature and complexity of organization, clearly belonged to the same class of Vascular Cryptogams. There is no satisfactory evidence for attributing Phanerogamic e bn FIG.
- In Palaeozoic ages the Lycopods formed one of the dominant groups of plants, remarkable alike for the number of species and for the great stature which many of them attained.
His immense stature and enormous feats of strength attracted the attention of the emperor Septimius Severus.
His stature was small, and his appearance feeble.
She was self-conscious about her small stature and any attempt to assist usually became an encouragement to push herself beyond her limits.
His gait was confident, his stature commanding, his face hard and cold.
As the medical profession grew in expertise and stature, their calls for legal controls on opiates and cocaine became more authoritative.
A tiny tompot blenny, undaunted by our stature, stands his ground.
composer of stature who chose to stay in Britain could continue to make his living as such.
Fortune, in his person, was of small stature, and rather corpulent.
And which of you with taking thought can add to his stature one cubit?
diminished in stature.
diminutive in stature, but they're both very good players.
averting disaster in advance brings humanity to rise to its full stature, by choice: itself a major evolutionary step.
dispossess when he had the ball despite his stature.
He stood six feet four inches tall and his stature helped to silence any of the illicit distillers who challenged the newly licensed distillery.
Physically Christopher was a rather frail child who was quite small in stature.
And those of us not of broom handle stature are lazy, uneducated or just plain greedy.
grows in stature with the passing of time.
This, in itself, underlines Pery's status not just as romantic hero but also as a figure of truly heroic stature.
masculine in design and stature.
He was of medium stature and weight, very nimble and very neat in all his work and conduct.
notochord differentiation, leading to embryos of significantly diminished stature.
One ' unknown " he included was Angela Carter who was later to become a novelist of world stature.
petite girl, she decided to buy a bike that would suit her small stature.
The critical focus on issues of early modern selfhood, subjectivity, and identity is uncannily connected to our professional stature and identity.
A striking feature of our trajectory over the last 5 years is the growing stature of our third research cluster.
Man from Mars by Paul (1939) Mars gravity is only 38% of Earth's, ergo this Martian's imposing stature.
The dominions achieved a new stature and independence and would snip the final strings that kept them dependent on Britain.
Many politicians used the psychological fears of the West Coasters against the Japanese Americans to gain political stature among the voters.
By the end of 1978, the failure of the FAO to obtain a negotiated solution increased the stature of the insurrection movement.
They don't have the stature to do it, " he told the Western Mail.
He was successful in the entrance exam, only to fail the medical on account of his diminutive stature.
One member of this family, Richard Barwis, was famed for his gigantic stature.
The army of the Philistines was commanded by Goliath who was a man of lofty stature.
This story too shows a primitive form in giving a full heroic stature to Sir Gawain.
There are no physical features apart from tall stature.
No doubt, they've earned their legendary stature.
Income job stature account balances by the employe she had no.
But he is growing, and some things that were childish at the first are now of man's stature.
stature in the world.
stature in recent years.
stature of the fullness of Christ " (Eph.
stature of the man that I felt it was important that I did that for him.
The latter had become a tall, handsome stripling during his residence abroad, and bid fair to rival Bax himself in stature.
The rising and ConnollyÃ¢s new stature never ceased to rankle him, and in private he frequently traduced his old underling.
Self-taught sailor of small physical stature who holds world solo yachting records Ray Charles.
If the differences in stature and form are constant, there can be no question as to the right of the dwarf Congo elephant to rank as a well-marked local race; the only point for consideration being whether it should not be called a species.
The race has probably suffered less here than in most parts of the Mediterranean basin from foreign intermixture, except for a few Catalan and Genoese settlements on the coast (Alghero and Carloforte are respectively the most important of these); and the population in general seems to have deteriorated slightly since prehistoric times, the average cranial capacity of the prehistoric skulls from the Anghelu Ruju being 1490 c.c. for males and 1308 for females, while among the modern population 60% of males and females together fall below 1250 c.c.; and the stature is generally lower than in other parts of Italy, as is shown by the measurements of the recruits (R.
"His body was compact and strong, his stature under six foot (I believe about two inches), his head so shaped as you might see it a storehouse and a shop both of a vast treasury of natural parts."
In connexion with this point it should be noticed that, unlike what occurs in the yak, the wild animal is not larger than the tame one, although it is incorrect to say that the former is decidedly the inferior of the latter in point of stature.
She is described as "not one of the handsomest women in the world; she is of a middling stature, swarthy complexion, long neck, wide mouth, bosom not much raised, and in fact has nothing but the English king's great appetite, and her eyes which are black and beautiful, and take great effect."
The Khazars were fair-skinned, black-haired and of a remarkable beauty and stature; their women indeed were sought as wives equally at Byzantium and Bagdad; while the Kara Khazars were ugly, short, and were reported by the Arabs almost as dark as Indians.
Malaterra, who compares Robert Guiscard (see Guiscard, Robert) and his brother to "Joseph and Benjamin of old," says of Roger: "He was a youth of the greatest beauty, of lofty stature, of graceful shape, most eloquent in speech and cool in counsel.
The "people of peace" (Daoine Shie) of Ireland and Scotland are usually of ordinary stature, indeed not to be recognized as varying from mankind except by their proceedings '(see' J.
His commanding stature, the symmetry of his form, the dark and melancholy beauty of his countenance, rather rendered piquant than impaired by an obliquity of vision, produced an imposing impression even before his deep and powerful voice had given utterance to its melodious thunders; and harsh and superficial half-truths enunciated with surpassing ease and grace of gesture, and not only with an air of absolute conviction but with the authority of a prophetic messenger, in tones whose magical fascination was inspired by an earnestness beyond all imitation of art, acquired a plausibility and importance which, at least while the orator spoke, made his audience entirely forgetful of their preconceived objections against them.
Secondly, when sophistry had begun to fall into contempt, the political rhetorician Isocrates claimed for himself the time-honoured designation of philosopher, " herein," says Plato, " resembling some tinker, bald-pated and short of stature, who, having made money, knocks off his chains, goes to the bath, buys a new suit, and then takes advantage of the poverty and desolation of his master's daughter to urge upon her his odious addresses " (Rep. vi.
He was short of stature, swarthy and broadchested, with a large head which early turned grey, snub nose and deep-set eyes.
Yet in many cases it is a valuable means of distinction, as between the tall Patagonians and the stunted Fuegians, and even as a help in minuter problems, such as separating the Teutonic and Celtic ancestry in the population of England (see Beddoe, " Stature and Bulk of Man in the British Isles," in Mem.
In the thirty-second year of this reign, the " bill for the breed of horses " was passed, the preamble of which runs thus: - " Forasmuch as the generation and breed of good and strong horses within this realm extendeth not only to a great help and defence of the same, but also is a great commodity and profit to the inhabitants thereof, which is now much decayed and diminished, by reason that, in forests, chases, moors and waste grounds within this realm, little stoned horses and nags of small stature and of little value be not only suffered to pasture thereupon, but also to cover mares feeding there, whereof cometh in manner no profit or commodity."
Man from Mars by Paul (1939) Mars gravity is only 38% of Earth 's, ergo this Martian 's imposing stature.
They do n't have the stature to do it, he told the Western Mail.
No doubt, they 've earned their legendary stature.
But he is growing, and some things that were childish at the first are now of man 's stature.
Indeed, BAA was about he only publicly quoted airport group of any stature in the world.
Showmen now travel long distances to take part in this popular annual event which with local support has grown in stature in recent years.
This is why St Paul speaks of our growing to " the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ " (Eph.
Such is the stature of the man that I felt it was important that I did that for him.
Despite her low stature, she was selected for the Chilean volleyball team.
Newborns, although small in stature, require constant attention and care.
Turner's Syndrome: These children have short stature; the infants may have delayed growth issues.
If you are short in stature, do not wear knee length skirts; rather go for longer drapes that fall in sweeping folds.
Finally, finches are a small species of birds that are very popular because of their petite stature.
Kasebier is known for stripping her subjects down to the bare minimum to better concentrate on their face or stature.
Young women who are short in stature no longer have to buy dresses and invest in alterations- you can now buy great petite dresses right off the rack!
Thanks to their history and stature, their rich reputations allow faculty and students to pursue cutting-edge research while endowments from successful alumni ensure state-of-the-art facilities and resources.
Some dogs may be small in stature, but they have a large amount of courage.
Because of their small stature and ability to put on weight, their diet must be watched, and they do have a tendency to develop joint and hip problems.
In its first year with me it has grown to a height of 6 feet 3 inches, but will evidently attain a greater stature.
H. serpyllifolia and H. purpurea are allied species and alike in stature and wants.
It has been much planted in England, but it has not so far seemed to attain the stature and form that it shows in Canada.
The plants are all robust, although varying much in color of flower and in stature.
Indigofera - Elegant shrubs of medium or dwarf stature, so far as known with us, natives of China and Japan.
In vigour, branching habit, freedom of flowering, stature, and fine presence, they are immeasurably superior to the older sorts; giants many of them, and of beauty unknown till recent years.
Its stately form and tall stature are effective in the mixed border or in a nook in a bed of evergreen shrubs.
It would probably attain a greater stature in river-side soil in a warmer country than ours, the best trees in its native country growing in rich moist soils.
E. cilicicus is a recent introduction of like stature and character, though distinct as a species, and of like value and hardiness.
If you are of size or stature to purchase Big and Tall suit separates, you may be wondering where to go when it's time to shop.
Even when the majority of men had their clothes tailor-made, the best suits could always be spotted by a discerning eye, and everyone knew this was a man of some stature.
A slim fitting black trench coat, in leather or velvet or even just wool, makes a man look sexy and dangerous, no matter what his size or stature.
Come to think of it, many garments can be difficult to size just right depending on your frame and stature.
Be prepared to embrace your stature: runway models are almost always at least 5'9".
She can summon powerful creatures and this is nothing to scoff at, despite her size and stature.
Take the path to the right to find a stature.
Don't let his tiny stature deceive you, because Meta Knight has no qualms about cutting you up with his crazy sword.
Symptoms include progressively constrained eye movements, droopy eye lids, muscle weakness, short stature, hearing loss, loss of coordination, heart problems, cognitive delays, and diabetes.
The resulting symptoms include seizures, loss of coordination, short stature, build-up of lactic acid in the blood, difficulty speaking, dementia, and muscle weakness.
Other symptoms include failure to thrive in infants, poor growth, short stature, fatigue, respiratory disorders, swallowing difficulties, and increased risk of infection.
They have "elfin" faces and usually are of short stature.
Dwarfism (very small stature) can be due to underproduction of hGH, lack of IGH-I, or a flaw in target tissue response to either of these growth hormones.
Overproduction of hGH or IGH-I, or an exaggerated response to these hormones, can lead to gigantism or acromegaly, both of which are characterized by a very large stature.
Somatrotropin (hGH) is measured in the clinical laboratory to identify hGH deficiency in adolescents with short stature, delayed sexual maturity, and other growth or development abnormalities.
When caused by hGH deficiency, as opposed to late growth spurt or genetics, abnormally slow growth and short stature with normal proportions may be seen.
Turner syndrome-A chromosome abnormality characterized by short stature and ovarian failure caused by an absent X chromosome.
Dwarfism is a condition in which the growth of the individual is very slow or delayed, resulting in less than normal adult stature.
These individuals do pass through puberty and mature sexually; however, without treatment, they remain proportionately small in stature.
Dwarfism is a term applied broadly to a number of conditions resulting in unusually short stature.
An individual with achondroplasia has disproportionate short stature.
It is one of a class of illnesses called chondrodystrophies, all of which involve cartilage abnormalities and result in short stature.
Besides short stature, other physical characteristics include a stocky build and a webbed neck.
In 2004 there were approximately 5 million people of short stature (for their age) living in the United States, of whom 40 percent were under the age of 21.
Some infants who are small at birth (especially twins) may attain normal stature within the first year of life, while others remain small throughout their lives.
About 15 percent of cases of short stature in children is caused by chronic diseases, of which endocrine disorders are only one type.
Short stature as a result of parental neglect can be prevented.
Persons who have short stature should eat nutritionally sound, balanced meals.
In addition, they should offer counseling to help their children cope with their smaller stature.
Dwarfism: Medical and Psychological Aspects of Profound Short Stature.
Clubfoot may be suspected during the latter stages of pregnancy, especially in a mother of shorter or smaller than normal stature, a large fetus, or multiple infants.
Stature is small with underdeveloped lungs.
Stature is significantly shorter than normal.
Almost all girls with Turner syndrome have short stature and loss of ovarian function, but the severity of the symptoms varies among individuals.
During a physical examination, the doctor looks for underdeveloped breasts and genitalia, webbed neck, short stature, low hairline in back, simian crease (a single crease in the palm), and abnormal development of the chest.
X-linked hypogammaglobulinemia can occur in combination with growth hormone (GH) deficiency, producing short stature and delayed puberty, primarily in boys but also occurring in girls.
Along with the maturing of the sex organs, there is a pronounced growth spurt averaging three to four inches (8-10 centimeters) and culminating in full adult stature.
In the great majority of children of tall stature, genetics and nutrition are the cause of the greater-than-average height, and linear growth ceases with the end of puberty.
"Hyperpituitarism, Tall Stature, and Overgrowth Syndromes."
Symptoms of zinc deficiency include acne, recurrent colds and flu, loss of senses of taste and smell, poor night vision, slow growth, lack of sexual maturation, lack of pubic hair, and small stature.
Anabolic steroids are not recommended for young children because the drugs may cause an early end to the growth of long bones, which results in short stature.
Bone age is useful in projecting final stature; research has shown that it is more meaningful in making such projections than chronological age alone.
Thus, even at comparable stature, females are shorterlegged and shorter-handed than boys; in addition, girls' bones are more gracile (narrower) than boys and are, therefore, more affected by adult bone loss.
Achondroplasia: This form of dwarfism is characterized by short stature, abnormal body proportion (limbs are shorter than normal while the torso remains of average size), and facial deformities.
Women with Turner's syndrome are characterized by short stature, absence of secondary sexual characteristics, infertility, and a number of other physical abnormalities.
However, negative effects such as short stature and pelvic deformations can be permanent.
Characteristics of the syndrome include developmental delays, poor muscle tone, short stature, small hands and feet, incomplete sexual development, and unique facial features.
Although his physical stature was not ideal (he was too short next to most ballerinas when they were en pointe), this didn't stop him from often being in the spotlight on the Russian stage.
Under his stewardship, Celine quickly grew in stature, in no small part due to Kors' bold accessories and critically acclaimed ready-to-wear line.
Make sure that your dress doesn't dip to just below the kneecaps or you run the risk of giving the illusion of a shorter stature.
With its small stature, this microwave can literally fit almost anywhere from your cubicle to the kitchen of your recreational vehicle.
Their tall stature and highly reflective surfaces would make any display of pillar candles stand out.
In the same respect, there are people who are considered short people who are attracted to those with a shorter stature, but they may not know where to find them.
The Kelly bag is defined by women of high stature, well-bred women who come from money.
Manik is a spiritual day sign that tends to embody a peace-loving yet strong stature.
Some men choose shoes with heels to provide the illusion of height, especially if their stature is shorter than average.
In current society, the term "thug" can also pertain to a style of dress that really has nothing to do with a person's criminal affiliation or even physical stature.
Even if your chosen animated character isn't portrayed as a pixie per se, you can flaunt your love for her small charms and embrace her minute stature.
The Victoria's Secret catalog quickly became hugely popular as the company grew in stature and recognition after its start in 1977.
They may be small in stature but the couple is enormously appealing.
The condition impacts bone and cartilage development and has many physical symptoms beyond short stature including club foot, hitchhiker's thumb and curvature of the spine.
She may be short in stature, but she certainly isn't short on personality.
Despite these diversions from her short stature, however, Snooki is undeniably shorter than everyone else featured on the show.
A strange horse-like face atop a weirdly long and thick neck, bulbous eyes and a three-foot stature make him very hard to disguise.
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