Deformed and dwarfish underground beings who guard hidden treasure and quarries. See Elementals.

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  • Gnomes — Gnome Pour les articles homonymes, voir Gnome (homonymie). Un gnome de forêt (illustration) Le gnome est une créature …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Gnomes — Auftritt der Gnomes in Jena (20. August 2005) Die Band The Gnomes sind die Backingband des Sängers Adam Green, treten aber auch oft alleine auf. Sie bestehen aus Steven Mertens am E Bass, Parker Kindred an den Drums, Chris Isom an der Gitarre und …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • gnomes —    This name for dwarfs living underground is not part of folk tradition; it is a Latin word invented by the 16th century Swiss alchemist Paracelsus in a treatise on four species of elemental beings: nymphs in water, sylphs in air, salamanders in …   A Dictionary of English folklore

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  • Gnomes — A hypothesis for a mysterious phenomenon, often prefixed by the object(s)/person(s) it affects. Coco, whose pants mysteriously come unzipped, has a bad case of the pants gnomes …   Dictionary of american slang

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  • Gnomes — Freddic Mac s 15 year, fixed rate pass through securities issued under its cash program. The New York Times Financial Glossary …   Financial and business terms

  • gnomes — Freddie Mac s 15 year fixed rate pass through securities issued under its cash program. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary …   Financial and business terms

  • GNOMES —    a set of imaginary beings misshapen in form and of diminutive size, viewed as inhabiting the interior of the earth and presiding over its secret treasures …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • gnomes — nəʊm n. one of a number of small creatures that live in the earth and guard its treasures, goblin, dwarf (Folklore) …   English contemporary dictionary

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