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nounPlural Pygmies, Plural pygmies
1Pygmypigmeo masculinepigmea feminine
- The existence of the pygmies used to be mentioned in the history textbooks but is now almost nowhere to be found.
- The original inhabitants were the Pygmies, but only a few thousand remain.
- Modern pygmies have big brains because their small size is achieved in a different way, by a slowing of growth around puberty.
- This vehicle appeared as if it were assembled by Pygmies with their feet.
- Authorities found it difficult to obtain blood samples from local inhabitants, many of whom are Pygmies.
- Thus, Pygmies exhibit the highest level of diversity in this small sample of sub-Saharan Africans.
- The report in the Times names the Aka Pygmies, a hunter-gatherer tribe from the northern Congo, as the best fathers.
- And ‘Periyar’ gave more than the literal meaning of an ‘old man’: a man of wisdom and rationalist thinking who dwarfed pigmies.
- It took the film-makers two years to settle into a village of Pygmies and six months of warming up before they even began filming.
- King knew the Akas' music, having loved it since 1975, when he set an ensemble piece, Zulu, to music of the Pygmies.
- The other one, I remember very well, was a film of pygmies in Cameroon building a bridge across a jungle river.
- Their physical features - short stature, dark skin, peppercorn hair and large buttocks - are characteristic of African Pygmies.
- The earliest known inhabitants of South Africa were Pygmies and Khoisan.
- In groups such as the Efe and Aka Pygmies of central Africa, allomothers actually hold children and carry them about.
- But a country that is even closer to Indonesia is Australia and there are still pygmies in Australia too.
- The fact is that both Pygmies and Khoisan were still hunter-gatherers without crops and livestock.
- I'm thinking of groups such as the Pygmies and certain indigenous groups in Mexico.
- ‘The scaling of brain to body isn't at all what we'd expect to find in Pygmies, and the shape is all wrong to be a microcephalic,’ Falk said.
- And this was the PC version: originally they were a black-skinned African pygmy tribe.
2(sb small)enano masculineenana femininepigmeo masculinepigmea feminine(hippopotamus/deer) (before noun) enanoan intellectual pygmy — un enano mental
- In case I should be thought a literary pygmy I should mention that I have actually studied literature to postgraduate level.
- Small dinky lorries were lined up, their drivers like pygmies from another world than that of the steel ship.
- Come to think of it, I haven't heard much about the pygmies lately.
- At the last, Malraux had fallen among mere mortals, a giant carried on the shoulders of pygmies.
- The fall of a Titan is always much more shocking than the stumble of a pygmy.
- It could be the worst of all worlds - a hard-right party, led by pygmies and novices, holding the balance of power.
- This comes as the climax to a positive blizzard of bans, both from Westminster and its pygmy parody at Holyrood.
- Home rule has fallen into the hands of insecure, paranoid, self-protecting pygmies.
- However, the Oompa-Loompas, a rare tribe of identical pygmies (all played by Deep Roy) who work for Wonka provoke mixed feelings.
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