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The giant saw the homuncule was irascible, and played upon him, being encouraged thereto by the shouts of laughter.
The Cloister and the Hearth
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qroqqa commented on the word homuncule
Lord George called for port and champagne and beckoned the bowing homuncule to his box, that he might compliment him on his skill and pledge him in a bumper of the grape.—Max Beerbohm, The Happy Hypocrite, 1897in modern use normally 'homunculus'
December 31, 2008