A pygmy or dwarf, similar to the German daumling, the French le petit pouce, and the Scottish Tom-a-lin (or Tamlane). Cp. Tom Thumb.
- Cobham Brewer, E. (2001). The Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. Cassell reference.
- Cooper, J.C., ed. (1997). Brewer's Book of Myth and Legend. Oxford: Helicon Publishing Ltd.