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  • noun Plural form of gnome.


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  • Since the opinion of lawn gnomes is known to be worthless, you hereby lose whatever it was you were arguing about. conservative guy says:

    Think Progress » College debate organizers unable to find any law professors to argue health reform is unconstitutional. 2010

  • In mediæval literature, these earth-spirits are often called gnomes, while the water-spirits are spoken of as ûndinés, the air-spirits as sylphs, and the ether-spirits as salamanders.

    The Astral Plane Its Scenery, Inhabitants and Phenomena 1890

  • So instead of putting in gnomes (a race that honestly isn’t played that much since many people couldn’t get their Tolkien-shaped brains around them), they made a natural split in the elves in the PHB; magic elves and wood elves.

    Game Geeks on D&D 4e – Part 1 « Geek Related 2009

  • I thought how I’d have fixed this story – one of the gnomes is screaming blue murder and wanting to send a message to the humans.

    APRIL SCABS • by Sarah Wagner 2008

  • All of the gnomes will be able to hear the answers of the gnomes behind them, but they will not know if they were led off to forced labor or if they answered correctly and were set free.

    Boing Boing 2007

  • He made the stature of this new race, known as gnomes, as small as their goals.

    Flint, the King Kirchoff, Mary 2003

  • He made the stature of this new race, known as gnomes, as small as their goals.

    Flint the King Kirchoff, Mary 1990

  • The gnomes were a skinny people with brown skin and pale white hair, highly nervous and hot-tempered.

    Dragons of Winter Night Weis, Margaret 1985

  • Some of the new little creatures were ugly and dark and deformed; these the gods called gnomes or dwarfs, and to them they gave homes underground, with power over all that was hidden in the earth.

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 4 Charles Herbert Sylvester

  • We may admit that the gnomes are a less happy invention than the sylphs, and that their introduction lets the poem down from its level of magic illusion.

    The Art of Letters Robert Lynd 1914


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