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Dwarf (The)

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Richard Gibson, painter (1615–1690), a page of the back-stairs in the court of Charles I. He married Anne Shepherd, a dwarf also, and the King honoured the wedding with his presence. Each measured three feet ten inches.        

“Design or chance makes others wive,

But Nature did this match contrive.”


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The Black Dwarf. A fairy of the most malignant character; a genuine northern Duergar, and once held by the dalesmen of the border as the author of all the mischief that befell their flocks and herds. Sir Walter Scott has a novel so called, in which the “black dwarf” is introduced under the aliases of Sir Edward Mauley; Elshander, the recluse; Cannie Elshie; and the Wise Wight of Mucklestane Moor.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Dutch Gleek
Dutch Gold
Dutch Nightingales
Dutch School
Dutch Toys
Dutch Uncle
Dutchman
Duty
Duumvirs
Dwarf (The)
Dwarf Alberich (in the Nibelungen Lied)
Dwarf Peter (das Peter Manchen)
Dwarfs (under three feet in height)
Dwile, or Dwyel
Dwt
Dyed Beards
Dyeing Scarlet
Dying Sayings
Dymphna
Dynamite

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