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hand puppet

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n hand puppet a puppet with a cloth body and hollow head; fits over the hand
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Usage

In literature:

He took Simon's hand as if he were a puppet and pressed his fingers against the rag to hold it in place.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
We humans, for all our clamoring, boasting intellectuality, are no more than puppets in Nature's hands.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science September 1930" by Various
One ought to know by the time he is grown that he is a puppet in the hands of circumstance.
"Claire" by Leslie Burton Blades
I was now a mere puppet in the hands of Mrs. Pinkerton, and came and went as she pulled the wires.
"That Mother-in-Law of Mine" by Anonymous
In the hands of the less fearful he had been a puppet.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
Thus the clerical judge and the King's officer were only as puppets in the Jesuits' hands.
"La Sorcière: The Witch of the Middle Ages" by Jules Michelet
In their strong hands the mikado sank into a puppet, to move as they pulled the strings.
"Historic Tales, Vol. 12 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
Then come three marriages in which the daughter Lucrezia seems but a puppet in her father's hands.
"Women of the Romance Countries (Illustrated)" by John R Effinger
I've never been anything but a puppet in Tascela's hands.
"Red Nails" by Robert E. Howard
It was possible that Clement, finding himself helpless, might become a puppet in the Emperor's hands.
"The Divorce of Catherine of Aragon" by J.A. Froude
She and the Professor now became puppets in Miss Ann's delicate hands.
"Through the Postern Gate" by Florence L. Barclay
The king was a mere puppet in the hands of each alternately.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 8" by Various
The prophetess is but a puppet in their hands.
"Calavar" by Robert Montgomery Bird
I, a woman, am a mere puppet in their hands.
"The Great Mogul" by Louis Tracy
Allaudin was incapable of anything, except bowing to the queen's orders like a hand puppet.
"The Moghul" by Thomas Hoover
They are mere puppets in the hands of the lawmakers.
"A Letter to Grover Cleveland" by Lysander Spooner
From all that he could gather she was as helpless a puppet in the hands of fate as he.
"The Rest Hollow Mystery" by Rebecca N. Porter
While he worked a puppet with one hand, he untied her ruff with the other.
"Little Tony of Italy" by Madeline Brandeis
Am I ever to be so weak a woman, so mere a puppet in others' hands?
"This Man's Wife" by George Manville Fenn
Alexander and Draga were mere puppets in the hands of Servia's enemies.
"The Pauper of Park Lane" by William Le Queux
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In news:

Puppeteers have hand in bawdy musical's success.
Folkstrings, Two Old Cowboys and Open Hand Puppet theater will provide entertainment.
The Speed Art Museum presents a weekend of family fun filled with puppet shows, hands-on family art activities, black light face painting, and more.
The Hand Inside the Puppet Head .
An outdoor production of Peter and the Wolf featuring hand-crafted puppets is set for 4 pm Sunday, Sept 16, in the Village Green Amphitheater, adjacent to Powell's Municipal Building, 47 Hall St.
McCormick's puppets, which she keeps in a hand-painted suitcase, are mostly hand-made.
Essentially every kind of puppet imaginable is on display, including marionettes, shadow figures and hand, rod and finger puppets .
Squallis Puppeteers has brought their unique blend of storytelling and hand-made puppets to the halls of what used to be Our Mother of Sorrows school.
The first woman hired in 1953 at Denver TV station KUSA was a 23 year-old Jill Ferris who gave the weather report using hand puppets.
Playbill.com takes a look back at those who lent their hands to the puppet-plus-people show.
While two-dimensional hand-drawn animation that once ruled the cartoon world has mostly vanished on the big-screen, stop- motion 's puppets and miniature sets are a natural in today's world of digital 3-D cinema.
More than 75 comical hand puppets cast a watchful eye over their creators from a shelf at the Nazareth Inn, an apartment complex for senior citizens at 9630 Hayne Blvd in eastern New Orleans.
The Off-Broadway encore engagement of Hand to God, Robert Askins' critically acclaimed comedy about a possessed Christian-ministry puppet, begins its five-week run Feb 29 at the Ensemble Studio Theatre.
As a child, she saw her father, a taxidermist, use a dead squirrel as a hand puppet, pretending it was a magic squirrel that could do math.
The Spork in Hand Puppet Slam this weekend is not for kids.
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