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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A female gnome. See gnome, 1.


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  • The performance was an utter farce, with an obese sylph who made the entire balcony shudder, and the gnomide a dwarf made up as an old woman; Eraste a lecher and Arlequin a drunkard.

    Theatre de la Foire

  • Hannah picked Goody up and carried him a distance from the gnomide.

    Pet Peeve

  • No, it was a gnomide, a female gnome, standing about a third Hannah's height, or somewhat shorter than Goody.

    Pet Peeve


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  • A female gnome. OED Used by Nabokov in Lolita-kiddoid gnomide

    August 31, 2009