hand puppet

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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 Two active-duty members of the Tennessee Air National Guard were punished and another forced into retirement after a bizarre video surfaced of an airman reciting her Oath of Enlistment while using a dinosaur hand puppet. Scott Berson, charlotteobserver, "She used a dinosaur puppet to re-enlist. Military leaders are appalled | Charlotte Observer," 19 Apr. 2018 Exhibits include photographs by William Wegman, sculptures by Mary Engel and Kathy Ruttenberg, and unique collections like rare antique dog collars and antique Steiff dog hand puppets. Laurie Wilson, BostonGlobe.com, "New museum unleashed in the Berkshires," 22 Mar. 2018 On Friday, a woman who played a grade school guidance counselor was assigned to take off a sock and turn it into a hand puppet. John Monaghan, Detroit Free Press, "Review: Suicide and uplift at Tipping Point," 31 Jan. 2018 One of their hand puppets becomes possessed by the devil. Jessi Virtusio, Daily Southtown, "Moraine Valley's academic theater presents dark comedy 'Hand to God'," 15 Feb. 2018 As the shy Jason who expresses himself with his hand puppets, his meek nature soon takes on a vicious bite as his puppet voice, Tyrone, appears to be demonically possessed, filled with anger and a growling force. Melinda Morris, NOLA.com, "Chrissy Teigen is psyched about WrestleMania 34 -- and New Orleans," 29 Dec. 2017

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1929, in the meaning defined above

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hand puppet

noun

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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