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One who is much below the usual stature. The term is alllicable to all organized beings from man to the cegatable. Trees have their dwarfs as the human species have theirs. Some curious authenticated instances of human dwarfs are on record. Bebe. The dwarf of stanislaus king of poland, was 33 inches (french) long and well proportioned. The polish nobleman. Borwlaski who was well made clever, and a good linguist measured 28 paris inches. He had a brother, 34 inches high, and a sister 21. a friesland peasant at 26 years of age had at tained 29 amsterdam inches. C. H. stoberin. of nurnberg wag unde three feet high at 20, yet he was well proportioned and possessed of talents. General Tom Thumb, so called was seen by the author in 1847. He was said to be 15 years old; measured 28 inches in height, and when weighed at the mint was found to weigh20 pounds and 2 ounces. two remarkable indian dwarfs wewre exhibited im the United states and in Europe, about the middle of the 19th century, under the name of 'Aztec children;- the boy from 7 to 8 years of age was 33 inches in height and weighed 20 pounds:- the girl from 4 to 6 years of age wag 29 inches high, and weighed 17 pounds. They were very deficient in intellect. see pygmy.
By Robley Dunglison
By Alexander Duane