hand puppet


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Recent Examples on the Web Second place receives a fabulous soft rubbery hand puppet depicting a, well, some indeterminate aquatic creature; guesses included a shark, barracuda, alligator and dinosaur. Washington Post, 1 July 2021 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 22 May 2018

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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 24 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of hand puppet

: 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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