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  • The latter technically means "little little one," a diminutive of the word parvus, while the former, as we shall see, refers to the inability to speak.

    A Tender Age: Cultural Anxieties over the Child in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries

  • So far, I've made my way through papers on the dolichosaur Acetosaurus tommasinii, the cranial anatomy of the basal ceropdan dinosaur Changchunsuarus parvus, and Late Cretaceous snakes from the Maevarano Formation of Madagascar.

    "There's a fear I keep so deep. Knew its name since before I could speak."

  • Two native fish, swamp galaxias Galaxias parvus (V) and Lake Pedder galaxias G. pedderensis (V), are largely restricted to the area.

    Tasmanian Wilderness, Australia

  • The endangered mountain pygmy possum (Burramys parvus) and the corroboree frog (Pseudophryne corroboree) are both strict endemics found only in high elevation areas.

    Australian Alps montane grasslands

  • -- Mountain pygmy possum Burramys parvus: described from Pleistocene owl pellets in 1896 but found alive in a ski lodge in the Australian Alps in 1966.

    Archive 2006-03-01

  • An article on the Late Jurassic Morrison Formation frog, Rhadinosteus parvus, from Rainbow Park, Dinosaur National Monument, that was described in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology in 1998*.

    Irony raises it froggy head: Late-Jurassic frog fossils from Dinosaur National Monument

  • ‘Scrobiculus parvus loco cornu posterioris’ — a fact which has been paraded — but as ‘cornu posterius’ (‘Icones’, p. 54), a circumstance which has been, as sedulously, kept in the background.

    Essays

  • Corpore parvus eram, cubito vix altior uno, Sed tamen in parvo corpore magnus eram.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Hoc erit in votis, modus agri non ita parvus, Hortus ubi et tecto vicinus jugis aquae fons, et paulum sylvae, &c.Hor. Sat.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Marcilius Picinus, Faber Stapulensis, a couple of dwarfs, [3609] Melancthon a short hard-favoured man, parvus erat, sed magnus erat, &c., yet of incomparable parts all three.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

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  • L. parvus means 1. small, slight, little, puny; 2. weak; 3. poor; 4. insignificant, unimportant; 5. short (length); 6. short (time); 7. low (price), cheap.

    June 29, 2011