In 1903, the British completed a narrow-gauge railway, whose diminutive locomotive led to its being called the “toy” train, to Shimla from Kalka. The UNESCO -recognized train route passes through 102 tunnels and crosses over 850 bridges. Before its advent, visitors had to travel the 69 kilometers from Kalka along a bridle path in two-wheeled carts pulled by pairs of ponies.
It istoo littleto call mana little world; except God, manis a diminutive to nothing.john donne
On the floor, and hanging on to the bar, squatted an old man, immobile as an object. His years had reduced and polished him as water does a stone or the generations of men do a sentence. He was dark, dried up , diminutive, and seemed outside time, situated in eternity.jorge luis borges
The diminutive chains of habit are seldom heavy enough to be felt, till they are too strong to be broken.
For the poor wren. The most diminutive of birds, will fight, Her young ones in her nest, against the owl.william shakespeare