dwarves


dwarves
   Traditional rural English speech rarely, if ever, uses the term 'dwarf for a supernatural creature, even though in the 19th and 20th centuries it has become very familiar in literature as the preferred translation of various German, French, and Scandinavian words for sturdy gnome-like beings living underground or in forests.

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