Atomy



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 almost aghast to realise how very small, how very pale, how atomy he looked—to confront a howling world!
Love and Lucy Maurice Henry Hewlett

I sometimes think scorn of us as a nation that we so gladly and peaceably put our necks beneath the sceptre of such an atomy.
The Lost Treasure of Trevlyn Evelyn Everett-Green

Out of the pearl seemed to issue a spell that stole upon her spirits gently as an atomy settles through the still air.
The Fair God Lew Wallace

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

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