hand puppet

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Recent Examples on the Web Other political efforts dovetailed with his art, which veered from grand 80-foot-long sculptures to whimsical hand puppets and felt hats. Harrison Smith, Washington Post, "Francisco Toledo, Mexican artist and activist known as ‘El Maestro,’ dies at 79," 8 Sep. 2019 For those willing to really take the costume to the next level, Yandy is also selling hand puppets, a wig, belt and socks separately. Robyn Merrett, PEOPLE.com, "There Is a Sexy Mister Rogers Halloween Costume to Ruin Your Childhood Memories," 19 Sep. 2019 Many said the use of the hand puppet, in addition to the colonel not raising his own right hand and not remembering the oath, was disrespectful. Lukas Mikelionis, Fox News, "3 in National Guard disciplined over use of dinosaur hand puppet during oath ceremony," 19 Apr. 2018 Clockwise, from top left, are hand puppets, a busy blanket, baby blankets, a comfort animal, comfort dolls and baby hats. Elizabeth Marie Himchak, Pomerado News, "Volunteers provide joy, comfort at hospital through handiwork," 10 July 2019 Pumpernickel Puppets will perform The Three Billy Goats Gruff and The Lion and the Mouse using colorful, friendly hand puppets. courant.com, "Community News For The Enfield Edition," 26 June 2019 Through July 15: 'Jack and the Beanstalk' The classic tale of a growing beanstalk, a curious boy named Jack and a giant is told through hand puppets at the Great Arizona Puppet Theater. Sonja Haller, azcentral, "Best kids things to do in Phoenix in July: Splash pad parties, shark feeds and free fun," 28 June 2018 The black-and-white scene opens on the perennially fearful Daniel Striped Tiger, a hand puppet worried about how breathing works. Ann Hodgman, Smithsonian, "Mister Rogers Pioneered Speaking to Kids About Gun Violence," 22 May 2018 Master Sergeant Robin Brown, a public affairs officer with the Tennessee Air National Guard, took her oath of re-enlistment last week while holding up a dinosaur hand puppet. Time, "A Puppet Dinosaur Has Caused Three Members of the Air National Guard to Lose Their Posts," 19 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of hand puppet

1929, in the meaning defined above

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“Hand puppet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hand%20puppet. Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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hand puppet

noun

English Language Learners Definition of hand puppet

US : a puppet that fits over your hand like a glove and is moved by the fingers and hand of its wearer

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