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->''"For behind the wooden wainscots of all the old houses of Gloucester, there are little mouse staircases and secret trap-doors; and the mice run from house to house through those long narrow passages; they can run all over the town without going into the streets."''
-->-- ''Literature/TheTailorOfGloucester''

Similar in many ways to BeneathTheEarth, the Mouse World exists in secret on the fringes of human society; the difference is scale. This is an entire class of stories built around tiny protagonists operating just out of sight in the human world. These come in a few flavors, but all share some important common elements. In any case, the lives of the little folk draw eerie parallels to the lives of the big-folk.

In an {{urban| Fantasy}} setting, the characters most often act like rats, even when they aren't actual {{Talking Animal}}s in the 3- to 6-inch range. They live in {{Mouse Hole}}s using adapted or cobbled-together materials made from human trash with the odd toys and models thrown in usually making it ScavengedPunk.

If they deal with human opponents directly, expect clever trickery, stealth and the odd ColossusClimb or GulliverTieDown. They may become DinkyDrivers to operate human vehicles. In more rural or wilderness setting, the may live in {{Mushroom House}}s. If humans aren't aware of them in the slightest (as in most cases), it's usually because they either have a strong WeirdnessCensor, the tiny species is keeping a complex and clever [[TheMasquerade masquerade]], or they simply regard talking and/or clothed {{Funny Animal}}s or tiny humanoids as an UnusuallyUninterestingSight. In some cases one lucky human ([[ChildrenAreSpecial usually a child]]) SpeaksFluentAnimal and is the only human character in the story aware of the tiny species. In combination with an IncredibleShrinkingMan, you can have a TrappedInAnotherWorld plot. Other slightly larger animals such as cats and dogs may also play a role in this world, but expect AnimalJingoism to come into play, along with examples of CatsAreMean.

The trope may have begun with the original Lilliputians, and later Gulliver's time with the Brobdignagian giants, in ''Literature/GulliversTravels'' by Jonathan Swift (although there were a few very small beings in some cultures' version of the OralTradition, long before Swift's time). The best-known recent version is probably ''Literature/TheBorrowers'' books and their adaptations to other media.

The Mouse World is almost always a WainscotSociety, more or less literally. ("Wainscot" is wooden panelling on interior walls, and small beings might live behind the wainscot in houses; mice often do in the real world.) However, the Mouse World ''may'' not feature a fully-developed society. Hence, this is a SisterTrope and often functionally a {{Subtrope}} to that one. Not to be confused with the Ride/DisneyThemeParks. If you're looking for little people who don't necessarily live in one of these worlds, head over to {{Lilliputians}}.

Sister trope to KneeHighPerspective.



* There is a weirdly humanlike monkey society in ''Literature/TheJungleBook'', but they do not act humanlike around any person other than Mowgli.
** The animals in general only act humanlike toward Mowgli.
* In ''Literature/{{Incarceron}}'' [[spoiler: anyone who enters the Prison is shrunk down to fit into it. Said Prison is, in fact, a silver cube set on the Warden's pocketwatch.]]

* ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'' loves this trope. There have been cartoons featuring rodents, fish, arthropods and even microbes whose behaviour mirrors (and of course satirises) that of humans.

%%* ''WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}}'', its sequel, and ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar''
* The dogs in ''WesternAnimation/AllDogsGoToHeaven'' have a whole culture with gambling casinos and all.
%%* ''WesternAnimation/FatherOfThePride''
%%* ''Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians: The Series''
%%* ''WesternAnimation/KryptoTheSuperdog''
%%* ''WesternAnimation/{{Rango}}''
%%* The island of Namboombu from ''Film/BedknobsandBroomsticks''.
* The animals in the first ''WesternAnimation/IceAge'' film, and ''only'' in the first film. The sequels actually changed this so that they are now the ''only'' inhabitants of Earth.
* The forest in ''WesternAnimation/{{Epic}}'' . Bonus points for an actual mouse showing up.

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%%* ''Anime/{{Hamtaro}}''
* ''[[http://myanimelist.net/anime/30738/Gamba__Gamba_to_Nakama-tachi Gamba: Gamba to Nakama-tachi (Adventures Of Gamba)]]'' stars a group of talking mice. The film is also an adaptation of the 1975 anime ''Ganba no Boken''.

%%* ''ComicBook/MouseGuard''

* The scene in ''Film/MouseHunt'' in which the mouse's room is shown, consisting of a postcard as a poster and a little bed made up of a tin box and cotton balls.

%%* ''Literature/StuartLittle''
* The young adult ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novel ''The Amazing Maurice And His Educated Rodents'': although the sapient rats are an unusual case, not the norm.
* Played quite straight in the novel ''Literature/ThePrinceOfDarkness'', about a Rat-Machiavelli eventually being overthrown by a communist revolution...
* Creator/ChinaMieville's ''Literature/KingRat'' plays this with gritty realism. Organized rats are real city rats living in the sewers.
%%* The ''Literature/DeptfordMice'' books by Creator/RobinJarvis.
* ''Literature/TheTaleOfDespereaux'' has one for mice (the TropeNamer), who live in hiding in the main castle, and one for rats, who live in the lightless dungeon. They all have to stay hidden because, after the queen died of a heart attack after a rat fell in her soup, the king essential declared war on the rats, and on the mice by association, forcing them all into hiding.
* The ''Literature/{{Redwall}}'' books started out with a few elements of this, which were later {{Ret Con}}ned away.
** The most obvious example of this is the horse and human-sized cart Cluny and his horde first show up in. Horses are never seen again in the series. Then there's the stampede of cows through a village, a dog, and an abandoned barn.
** There's also St. Ninian's church, which was burned down in ''Pearls of Lutra'', and a mention of the (human) country of Portugal in the first book.
* ''Firmin'' by Sam Savage is a novel about a rat who lives in a bookstore and is a consumer of great literature (literally -- he finds it quite tasty).
* The ''Christopher Churchmouse'' series of biblically-oriented short stories, written by a Barbra Davoll, is set in a church where mice live much the same lives that humans do in secret, even including attending the preacher's sermons.
** One has to wonder what those mice would think if, in this universe, God made only humans in his image and favours them over other species—including the mice themselves. Probably best not to dwell on it.
* Margery Sharp's ''Literature/TheRescuers'' series, source material for the two Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon films.
* In the book, ''House of Tribes''. It shows life entirely from the perspective of rodents. It is a very well done example, that fits this trope to the T.

* ''Series/{{Portlandia}}'' has a skit about a trio of rats living in Portland voiced by Fred and Carrie.

* The TabletopGame/BurningWheel-[[http://www.burningwheel.org/forum/forumdisplay.php?41-Mouse-Guard-RPG based]] ''ComicBook/MouseGuard'' game.
%%* ''Big Ears, Small Mouse'', a supplement for ''TabletopGame/BigEyesSmallMouth''.
* ''TabletopGame/MiceAndMystics'', an RPG-based board game similar to ''Descent''.

[[AC: Theme Parks]]
* The ''Ratatouille'' ride at Disneyland Paris takes guests through the Mouse World experience, traveling on rat-themed carts under furniture and through spaces between walls.

[[AC: Webcomics]]
* ''Webcomic/{{Scurry}}'', where the main characters are talking mice who inhabit in a ruined human house and live by scavenging human food -- though, as fitting the tone of the (possibly) post-apocalyptic setting, they have very little of the usual comforts of the trope.

* ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'', although one not exclusive to rodents. Dogs, cats, arthropods, fish, birds, and pretty much every other sort of animal is an active part of the Mouse World.
%%* ''WesternAnimation/CapitolCritters''
* ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail'', films and series. Theirs comes complete with animal {{Expy}}s of actual human historical figures, and the mice themselves are essentially metaphors for [[FantasticRacism oppressed minorities]].
* ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective'' (which was based on a series of books by Eve Titus, ''Literature/BasilOfBakerStreet'')
** Exaggerated in that while set in London, the mouse version of London is almost exactly the same as the human, without BambooTechnology. They have clockwork, ''guns'', functioning cabarets and (bizarrely) even Queen Mousetoria, who's an identical mouse version of Queen Victoria. Also, living directly under SherlockHolmes' house is Basil, a mouse who's an amazingly clear if Disney-fied {{Expy}} of Holmes himself.
* ''Disney/TheRescuers'' and ''Disney/TheRescuersDownUnder'', two animated Disney features based on [[Literature/TheRescuers the aforementioned series of books]] by Margery Sharp.
* ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}'''s mouse-friends, though not the center of the story, have significantly adapted the house so they can move about freely inside it.
* The novel ''Literature/MrsFrisbyAndTheRatsOfNIMH'', or TheFilmOfTheBook ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNIMH''.
** The movie took it far further, though; the mice have tables, chairs, a bed, separate rooms and curtains in the doorways of their home, whereas in the original it was just a two-opening cinderblock.
** The novel (and the later sequels) ''did'' state that the Rats of NIMH had made their tunnels surprisingly human-like (and it only got more so, after they moved to the valley, including a statue of one of the rats who died near the end of the first book). ''Racso'' even has some of the younger rats figuring out how to make ''candy''. And Mrs. Frisby was married to [[spoiler: one of the mice from NIMH. So her husband might have been partial to human-like amenities, and Mrs. Frisby humoured him.]]
* The computer-animated film ''WesternAnimation/FlushedAway'' has a rat-sized recreation on London made out of junk in the AbsurdlySpaciousSewer, with its own Tower Bridge, Picadilly Circus (complete with not-so-big screens) and Big Ben.
* ''WesternAnimation/DangerMouse'', although the scale is not kept consistent. Abandoned in TheRemake, which is simply a WorldOfFunnyAnimals.
* Played quite realistically in ''WesternAnimation/{{Ratatouille}}'', where the most BambooTechnology utilized by the rats is their musical instruments. Other than that, they're quadruped rodents. Remy, who engages in more humanlike behavior like walking on his hind legs and reading, is considered an oddity by the others.
** The rat-adapted kitchen of the bistro at the end of the film expands upon its Mouse World elements, with tiny ladders granting Remy's colony-mates access to high shelves and kitchen appliances arranged so teams of rats can manipulate them.
** Also used, of course, in Creator/VideoBrinquedo's [[TheMockbuster Mockbuster]] of this movie, ''Animation/{{Ratatoing}}''.
* ''WesternAnimation/OnceUponAForest'', though it takes place mostly in the wilderness where humans are seen as [[HumansAreCthulhu mythical, frightening and destructive monsters]], the WoodlandCreatures encounter with 'the yellow dragons', aka construction equipment, as well as other human inventions such as streets and animal traps qualifies it. They also live in houses built into trees.
* Most ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' and ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerryTales'' cartoons and episodes.
* Most of ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain'' is set in a "normal" human world; however, the episode "The Third Mouse" (a parody of ''Film/TheThirdMan'') is set inexplicably in a 1940's Mouse World.
** The episode "When Mice Ruled the Earth" has Pinky and the Brain trying to create one of these, and succeeding at the end. Unfortunately, [[spoiler:all the mice look and act like Pinky]].
--> '''Brain:''' Quickly, Pinky! We must return to the past! I must change it all back again!\\
'''Pinky:''' But why, Brain? It'd be easier to rule the world with mice like them!\\
'''Brain:''' Yes, Pinky, but who would ''want'' to?
* The [[Creator/RankinBassProductions Rankin/Bass]] special ''WesternAnimation/TwasTheNightBeforeChristmas'' involves a family of mice living with the family of a human clockmaker. Unusually for the trope, the human is not only aware of his counterpart's existence but actually interacts and works with him.
* One episode of the second season of ''WesternAnimation/{{Flash Gordon|1979}}'' establishes that, along with all the other animal-themed races on Mongo, there is a race called the Mouse Folk, who are ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.
* ''Tube Mice'' a Creator/{{CITV}} series about mice living beneath a UsefulNotes/LondonUnderground station, who even have their own MP - Mouse of Parliament.

* Pet supply companies put out a variety of toys for rodents that emulate this trope, such as hamster-sized plastic cars or model huts made of gnaw-friendly materials.

[[folder:Small Creatures]]
* Professor Schimauski by German artist Creator/WalterMoers discovered that his toaster actually worked because there's [[OurDragonsAreDifferent a little dragon]] living in it.

* ''Literature/WatershipDown'', except they live in a rural setting.
* ''Literature/TheMouseAndHisChild'' includes both small creatures and non-living things.
* ''Literature/TheWindInTheWillows'' sort of waffles between this and the typical cartoon-animal approach. Sometimes the small animals seem to be the correct size, but sometimes they interact with [[FurryConfusion scaled-down horses and other such non-anthropomorphic animals that really ought to be a lot bigger]]
* In ''Literature/{{Redwall}}'', animals live in a medieval sort of world, and they do have tables, ovens, swords, clothing, etc. They don't live in a realistic way, it's very humanlike. However, they do retain characteristics of being animals... moles are good at digging, squirrels are champion climbers, otters are naturals at swimming, some animals are mentioned as being carnivorous (most animals in the series eat only fish and eggs, as far as non-plants go).
* The mock epic ''Literature/{{Batrachomyomachia}}'' makes this OlderThanFeudalism: it parodies epics like ''Literature/TheIliad'' by replacing the heroic figures with warrior mice and frogs, fighting each other complete with miniature armor and weapons.

* ''Series/FraggleRock'' has a wide range of scales to it, but includes a limited interaction between the little Fraggles and the big "Doc", as well as between Uncle Travelling Matt and the [[HumansByAnyOtherName Silly Creatures]] [[HumansThroughAlienEyes from Outer Space]].
%%* ''Series/TheWombles''

* ''TabletopGame/BunniesAndBurrows'', loosely inspired by ''Literature/WatershipDown''.

* The world of ''Webcomic/CrossedClaws'' certainly looks this way, what with the field of grass that goes up far past the characters heads, and a kind, playful cat wanting her new rabbit friend to meet her caretakers which she can only describe as "tall things". [[spoiler: It's actually a straight up fantasy world with its own history, and the "Tall Things" are shapeshifting bug monsters.]]
* In ''Webcomic/TheBirdFeeder'', in general, the birds have their own society, with their own odd technology, customs, calendar, holidays, and such. Played both ways in [[http://thebirdfeeder.com/comic/21 #21]], "Relative Size," as Josh wonders whether ants realize how small they are, and a human wonders whether Josh realizes how small he is.

* ''WesternAnimation/LittlestPetShop1995'' features a multispecies cast of miniature animals.
* In ''WesternAnimation/GayPurree'', there is a cat society existing alongside humans (including a Mewlon Rouge next to its famous counterpart) which no one seems to notice. It seems to be an accepted fact that cats can hold money, however.
%%* Most ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' and ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerryTales'' cartoons and episodes.
%%* The alley cats in ''Disney/TheAristocats''.
%%* The penguins in ''WesternAnimation/ThePebbleAndThePenguin''.
%%* The birds from ''WesternAnimation/{{Rio}}''.

[[folder:Fish and Sea Creatures]]
%%* The merpeople and fish in ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid''
%%* ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo''
%%* ''WesternAnimation/SharkTale''
%%* ''WesternAnimation/FishHooks''
%%* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants''

* The Snorks are a [[FrancoBelgianComics French-language]] comic featuring rockpool-based Smurf ripoffs.

[[folder:Small Humanoids]]
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* ''[[Anime/{{Arrietty}} The Secret World of Arrietty]]'', Creator/StudioGhibli's film adaptation of ''Literature/TheBorrowers'', features miniature humanoids living in a small house beneath the floorboards a human house, living by "borrowing" (stealing) small necessities from the humans. [[spoiler:One of the older humans who used to live in the house had built a dollhouse for the borrowers to live in, and in the end they leave down a creek in a boat made from a teapot.]]
%%* ''Anime/TheLittlBits''
* ''Manga/KabuNoIsaki'' by [[Manga/YokohamaKaidashiKikou Hitoshi Ashinano]]. The story is set in a world where everything except humans is 10 times larger (in ''linear'' size), but apparently the Earth surface gravity force is ''not'' 10 times stronger. Result: Japan appears huge and sparsely populated, humans are piloting what looks like toy airplanes, landing on fuki (butterbur) leaves and such.
** There is also an old one-shot called Kuma-bachi no Koto ("something about carpenter-bees") by Ashinano in which small humanoid(s) and standard-size people co-exist.
* ''Anime/BusouShinki''. Humans are perfectly aware of the sentient girl-shaped toys equipped with lethal weapons, but it's not regarded as something special. There ''is'' a [[WretchedHive fringe Shinki society]] that few know of, however.
* ''Manga/IchigekiSacchuHoihoiSan'' is also about little dolls battling but instead of each other, the dolls exterminating the rising plague of vermin that have become immune to all pesticides.

%%* ''ComicBook/TheSmurfs'', a Belgian comic.

%%[[AC: Fanfiction]]
%%* The Psyches and their city-village Psychelia from ''Fanfic/EmpathTheLuckiestSmurf''.

[[AC: {{Film}}]]
* The Polish film ''Kingsajz'' is set in such a world, inhabited by gnomes. The title is a phonetic rendition of "king size", here a normal human's size which can be temporarily achieved through a magic potion.
* ''WesternAnimation/StrangeMagic'': The movie's fairy protagonists are small enough to ride armored squirrels as mounts,

%%* ''Literature/TheLittles''
%%* ''Literature/TheBorrowers''
* Terry Pratchett's Nac Mac Feegle (aka the Pictsies) in ''Wee Free Men'' and other ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' books, finger-sized blue people who live in human burial mounds. His earlier children's books, ''Literature/TheCarpetPeople'' and ''[[Literature/NomesTrilogy The Bromeliad Trilogy]]'' (''Truckers'', ''Diggers'', and ''Wings'') are a more obvious example.
%%* ''Literature/MistressMashamsRepose''
%%* The Gallivespians in ''Literature/HisDarkMaterials''
* Possibly the tiniest example is the Protozoan World of the microscopic people in the short story "Surface Tension". Just barely qualifies as interacting with the macro-scale human world, due to the etched metal documents left behind for them.
* A classic of British fantasy literature, ''The Little Grey Men'', features four gnomes who presumably had a Mouse World culture once, but now are the LastOfTheirKind.
* {{Literature/Gnomes}} is a wonderfully detailed illustration on how six-inch humanoids might survive in the wild. For the most part they live InHarmonyWithNature but they do occasionally scavenge things from human beings and their domestic animals. There's also depictions of acorns used as cups and pinecone scales as roof tiles and of how gnomes keep field mice as pets and crickets as watchdogs, and there's a wonderful illustration of a gnome in his garden with flowers and nettles towering over him.
* This is how Pauline Clarke figured the Young Men would handle it in ''Return of the Twelves''. The Young Men were a set of (actual) wooden soldiers owned by Branwell Bronte and his sisters Charlotte, Emily and Anne. Taking off on the Bronte kids' idea that the soldiers would see themselves as normal sized and perceive the kids as giant ''Arabian Nights''-type "Genii", Clarke's idea was that the soldiers came to life and moved around when nobody was looking. She describes them navigating the huge everyday world with intelligence and aplomb.

* ''Series/LandOfTheGiants'' (Inversion: regular humans trapped in a world filled with -- guess what -- giants.)
* ''Series/KabouterPlop'', (''Plop the Gnome'') a popular Belgian children's show created by Creator/Studio100, focuses on four (later six) small gnomes that live inside mushroom houses. It gained a few movies over the years.

* ''TabletopGame/TheSmallFolk'' are {{Lilliputian|s}} humanoids hiding in [[UrbanFantasy the margins of the modern human world]].

%%* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheMinishCap''.
%%* ''VideoGame/MarioParty DS''.
%%* ''VideoGame/MushroomMen''
%%* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIII'': Tozas
* ''VideoGame/{{Pikmin}}'' from Olimar's point of view, although only on the Distant Planet, where grasses are as tall as trees, trees tower out of sight, many areas closely resemble wrecked human bathrooms and playrooms and the like, and most of the "treasures" he collects are things like bottlecaps, dentures and seashells that seem gigantic next to him. His home world is just right for the dominant race's size.
* ''VideoGame/LittleBigPlanet'''s Sackpeople are 8cm tall. This becomes obvious when you compare them to the backgrounds, and some of the real-world objects (e.g. the ruler).

%%* ''WesternAnimation/TheWorldOfDavidTheGnome''
%%* ''WesternAnimation/TheLittleTwins''
%%* ''The Wisdom of the Gnomes''.
* ''WesternAnimation/TeamUmizoomi'' , depending on the episode. Mostly a subversion, since the humans interact with the team.
* The 80s SaturdayMorningCartoon ''The Trollkins'' which managed to combine ''TheSmurfs'' with ''Series/TheDukesOfHazzard.'' No, seriously.
%%* ''WesternAnimation/MrBogus''
* Oms (humans trapped in a land of giants) in ''Animation/FantasticPlanet''.

[[folder:Insects and Arachnids]]
%%* ''Anime/TwilightOfTheCockroaches''
%%* ''[[Manga/{{Gokicha}} Gokicha!! Cockroach Girls]]''

* Junkville, the setting of a series of Disney comic books starring Bucky Bug.

* ''Film/MinusculeValleyOfTheLostAnts'', except for the opening scene with humans.

* ''A Rustle in the Grass'' by Robin Hawdon is a novel about ants told in a HeroicFantasy style.
%%* ''WesternAnimation/TheAntBully''
* ''The City Under the Back Steps'' by Evelyn Sibley Lampman, in which two children are shrunk down to ant size and have adventures in/with an ant colony.

* The cartoon for ''Literature/MayaTheBee'', featuring various insects such as grasshoppers and honeybees living in a meadow.
* ''WesternAnimation/ABugsLife'': Interestingly, humans never directly appear, but their existence is obvious through the use of garbage as buildings for the bugs in Bug City and at least a trailer-park with a lantern. Also, a beggar cricket has a tablet that says that a kid pulled his wings off.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Antz}}'' is one of the few ones where an unnamed and [[HumansThroughAlienEyes unseen boy]] serves as a minor antagonist. Also, Insectopia is made out of trash and the end-reveal, which isn't much of a reveal thanks to the poster, shows that Z's whole adventure happened in [[spoiler: Central Park]] making it more specific than usual about the human world.
* ''WesternAnimation/MrBugGoesToTown'', a feature-length Fleischer cartoon. The bugs attempt to co-exist with a[[HumansThroughAlienEyes human couple]] who have a parallel story, after people accidentally endanger them in a park in Central Park their village is built in.[[spoiler: They end up finding their garden as a new home.]]
%%* ''WesternAnimation/BeeMovie''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheBuzzOnMaggie'', short-lived Disney show about a teenage fly.
%%* ''WesternAnimation/MissSpidersSunnyPatchFriends''

[[folder:Sapient Nonliving Things]]
* ''The Doll People'' features dolls that take an oath upon being made which allows them to keep their sapience. Oddly, Barbie dolls are not alive, although fictional brands of dolls are.
** Barbies could be alive. For some reason, they mostly choose not to take the oath.

* ''TabletopGame/PlueschPowerUndPlunder'' is a German game about [[LivingToys sapient, living]] [[EverythingsBetterWithPlushies plushies]] who have to keep up the {{Masquerade}} from the [[HumansThroughAlienEyes "tramplers"]].

* ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory''
* The tiny stitchpunks of ''WesternAnimation/{{Nine}}'' live in a [[ScavengerWorld Scavenger]] Mouse World AfterTheEnd. Noticing everything they've used for their technology, such as a sextant for a telescope, is a lot of fun.
%%* ''WesternAnimation/TheBraveLittleToaster''
* ''WesternAnimation/OzzyAndDrix'' (technically, body cells are living things, but not in its everyday sense.)
%%* ''Literature/TheVelveteenRabbit''
%%* ''WesternAnimation/GnomeoAndJuliet'' (gnomes and other garden ornaments).