Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A tiny dwarf: sometimes applied in derision to a diminutive person.
- n. colloquial, dated A very diminutive person.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. colloq. A very diminutive person.
“Who do you think would fash themselves about such a little hop-o'-my-thumb?”
“And after vague hop-o'-my-thumb wanderings, he had a disconnected memory of Hugh -- a wild, rugged, ragged, bearded Hugh who caught him up fiercely as though he had an ogrish hunger for the feel of little boys.”
“All his wits are in his eyes, as you can tell jest to look at him – an 'for sech a little hop-o'-my-thumb female that don't reach nigh up to his shoulder.”
“I can't be taking orders off'n every hop-o'-my-thumb like that college kid.”
“It is too much associated with a truckling, subservience to English people and English ideas and the silly swagger of the hop-o'-my-thumb junior officer.”
“All his wits are in his eyes, as you can tell jest to look at him -- an 'for sech a little hop-o'-my-thumb female that don't reach nigh up to his shoulder.”
“There were -- let me see -- two, three, four, actually five girls of varying heights, the two elder, twins apparently, for in all respects they resembled each other so closely; three or four boys, too, from Jack of fourteen to little hop-o'-my-thumb Chris of six.”
“Marry, thou hop-o'-my-thumb, happy wouldst thou be could thy head reach the captive Baron's girdle. '”
“So brisk, and blunt, and eager, quite lifting his niece off her feet, and almost crushing her in his embrace, telling her she was still but a hop-o'-my-thumb, and shaking hands with his nephew with a look of scrutiny that brought the blood to the boy's cheek.”
“At the next station we drank large quantities of hot milk, flavored with butter, sugar and cinnamon, and then pushed on, with another chubby hop-o'-my-thumb as guide and driver.”
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