Parvitude *


Sally Prue said…
Only ever used, I should imagine, by Victorian clerics of such deep learning as to be generally incomprehensible.
Jingles said…
I could see it being used for something that is very little, or maybe when describing size?
Ah! A quick search found this from The Life and Times of Dick Whittington:-

He was rather low in stature; but he made up for his parvitude by a proportionate rotundity of bulk ; and his rubicund visage, save for a certain expression of the eye, atoned for his want of beauty.

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