from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having a comparatively or relatively small head; microcephalic or microcephalous.


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  • Take my small-headed conceptions about the beginnings of ecotourism.

    Richard Bangs: Naked in Brazil

  • His admittedly long-legged and small-headed temptresses (funnily enough, he often used his own daughter as his model) adorned calendars, magazine centerfolds and covers, and were often painted as "nose art" on war planes during World War II.

    Susan Kim: Eye Candy

  • The Frog Method holds true for quite a few small-headed animals, apparently.

    The Nervous Breakdown

  • He vaguely recognized the small-headed kid sucking on an Orange Julius.


  • Caricatures of stereotypes - the protruding lipped, near-buck toothed, slit eyed Asian female; the small-headed swimmer - and dysmorphic imaginative blobs...

    Wilfrid Wood « Drawn! The Illustration and Cartooning Blog

  • Straight-backed, small-headed, big-barrelled oxen, as dissimilar from any wild species as can well be imagined, contended for attention and praise with sheep of half-a-dozen different breeds and styes of bloated preposterous pigs, no more like a wild boar or sow than a city alderman is like an ourang-outang.


  • If I had to equate you as a person to a primitive life form, which I don't but will anyway, I would most likely assign you to one of the genus of bottom-dwelling aquatic organisms, such as the small-headed sole A. microcephala.

    Archive 2007-02-01

  • And so there was Gul Daman's leader, the village arbab, Habib Khan, a small-headed, bearded man with a large belly who came by once a month or so, tailed by a servant, who carried a chicken, sometimes a pot of kichiri rice, or a basket of dyed eggs, for Mariam.

    A Thousand Splendid Suns

  • JLaila sat across from Abdul Sharif, who was a thin, small-headed man with a bulbous nose pocked with the same cratered scars that pitted his cheeks.

    A Thousand Splendid Suns

  • Most famous in our Western annals and Indian traditions is that of the White Steed of the Prairies; a magnificent milk-white charger, large-eyed, small-headed, bluff-chested, and with the dignity of a thousand monarchs in his lofty, overscorning carriage.

    Moby Dick; or the Whale


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