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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dwarf  \Dwarf\,  n.;  pl  {Dwarfs}.  [OE.  dwergh  dwerf,  dwarf,  AS 
  dweorg  dweorh  akin  to  D.  dwerg  MHG.  twerc,  G.  zwerg  Icel. 
  dvergr,  Sw  &  Dan.  dverg;  of  unknown  origin.] 
  An  animal  or  plant  which  is  much  below  the  ordinary  size  of 
  its  species  or  kind  especially,  a  diminutive  human  being 
 
  Note:  During  the  Middle  Ages  dwarfs  as  well  as  fools  shared 
  the  favor  of  courts  and  the  nobility. 
 
  Note:  Dwarf  is  used  adjectively  in  reference  to  anything  much 
  below  the  usual  or  normal  size;  as  dwarf  tree;  dwarf 
  honeysuckle. 
 
  {Dwarf  elder}  (Bot.),  danewort. 
 
  {Dwarf  wall}  (Arch.),  a  low  wall,  not  as  high  as  the  story  of 
  a  building,  often  used  as  a  garden  wall  or  fence.  --Gwilt. 




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