Atomies



an atom; mote.
a small creature; pygmy.
a skeleton.
Historical Examples

The surgeons are atomies and pettifoggers, who kill more than they cure.
Character Writings of the 17th Century Various

Bring a good glass into the service, and you see a whole cloud of these atomies.
The Sea Jules Michelet

noun (archaic) (pl) -mies
an atom or minute particle
a minute creature
noun (pl) -mies
an obsolete word for skeleton
n.

1590s, “atoms,” also “diminutive beings,” from atomy, from Latin atomi, plural of atomus (see atom), but taken as a singular in English and re-pluralized in the native way. Perhaps also in some cases a plural of atomy (from misdivision of anatomy).

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    an atom; mote. a small creature; pygmy. a skeleton. Historical Examples “Spose I am an ‘atomy,” said the old woman, apparently rather pleased with the epithet than otherwise. Shoulder-Straps Henry Morford Make love, indeed—the atomy—the shrimp—the dried up stock-fish. Snarley-yow Frederick Marryat Make love indeed–the atomy–the shrimp–the dried-up stock-fish. Snarleyyow Captain Frederick Marryat She was […]

  • Atomise

    to reduce to . to reduce to fine particles or spray. to destroy (a target) by bombing, especially with an . to split into many sections, groups, factions, etc.; fragmentize: Critics say the group has atomized around several leaders. Historical Examples Where possible, emulsification should be done in a 141 machine, in order to atomise […]



  • Atomised

    to reduce to . to reduce to fine particles or spray. to destroy (a target) by bombing, especially with an . to split into many sections, groups, factions, etc.; fragmentize: Critics say the group has atomized around several leaders. verb to separate or be separated into free atoms to reduce (a liquid or solid) to […]

  • Atomize

    to reduce to . to reduce to fine particles or spray. to destroy (a target) by bombing, especially with an . to split into many sections, groups, factions, etc.; fragmentize: Critics say the group has atomized around several leaders. verb to separate or be separated into free atoms to reduce (a liquid or solid) to […]



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