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  • n. Plural form of homunculus.


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  • They could speak, sing, read, write, work, love and die; but they were not covered by human law, which simply defined them as "homunculi" and gave them a legal status close to animals or robots.

    Science Fiction Hall of Fame

  • Underpeople, the animal-derived "homunculi," were there, most of them in their work clothes, and they looked more human than did the human beings from the outer worlds.

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  • This extravagance is also very pronounced in the alchemistic works attributed to him; for example, the belief in the artificial creation of minute living creatures resembling men (called "homunculi") -- a belief of the utmost absurdity, if we are to understand it literally.

    Alchemy: Ancient and Modern

  • Hmm. The Mill wonders which way the beardy Yank fiscal homunculi are going to go on this one.

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  • If I had a womb I would populate them with homunculi, with replicas and simulacra.


  • As opposed to the kind of Americans who tend to squat like vampiric fiscal homunculi on the neck of their floundering, whinnying prey.

    Wayne Rooney, Americans and the terrible burden of ambition

  • The word "signals" jumps out: Elsewhere the author criticizes the homunculi little men, making quite difficult determinations, that pervade putative neuroscientific accounts of the mind; there is more than a hint of a homunculus in the notion of neurons that "signal" to one another.

    Rethinking Thinking

  • The ensuing events leads him into contact with the others of his kind, homunculi built around elements of the human spirit: 1 - the High Priest and Authority, 2 - the Engineer, 3 & 4 - the twin keepers of Lore, 5 - the Tinkerer and Gentle Spirit, 6 - the Mystic, 7 - the Warrior, and 8 - Brute Force.

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  • According to Griffin and his monobrowed army of homunculi, Black and Asian Britons 'don't exist'.

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  • Since it had become commonplace on the broadbands of our nation to feature talk show hosts with cleft palates, homunculi, or other disfigurements, and since the advent of so-called reality telethons featuring learning-disabled persons (a rapidly growing demographic sector of the populace), it was only a matter of time before a professional sport became interested in a more democratic conception of the human physique.

    'The Four Fingers of Death'


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  • Those pesky little critters!

    September 26, 2007

  • The plural of homunculus.

    'Cuz you never know.

    September 25, 2007