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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.pl. In German mythology, the children of the mist, a race of dwarfs or demonic beings, the original possessors of the famous hoard and ring won by Siegfrid; also, the Burgundian kings in the Nibelungenlied.

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Examples

  • The dwarfs, or nibelungs, are black uncouth pigmies, hating the good, hating the gods; they are crafty and cunning, and dwell in the bowels of the earth.

    The Age of Fable

  • I guess the SciFi Channel didn’t trust its audience to watch anything with “nibelungs” in the title.

    Mad Dog Movies « Lord of the Spin-offs

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