an atom; mote.
a small creature; pygmy.
Other definitions for atomy (2 of 2)
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How to use atomy in a sentence
The laughableness of the thing—this ferocious atomy defying him—struck home to the little man.Bob, Son of Battle | Alfred Ollivant
Another man sees a leprechaun walking up to him—'a weeny deeny dawny little atomy of an idea of a small taste of a gentleman.'English As We Speak It in Ireland | P. W. Joyce
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
Good-gracious, Miss Hagar, if you haven't nearly frightened this little atomy into fits!Sharing Her Crime | May Agnes Fleming
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
British Dictionary definitions for atomy (1 of 2)
an atom or minute particle
a minute creature
British Dictionary definitions for atomy (2 of 2)
an obsolete word for skeleton
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