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  • puppetlike — adjective Resembling a puppet or some aspect of one; mechanical, controlled by another …   Wiktionary

  • puppet — puppetlike, adj. /pup it/, n. 1. an artificial figure representing a human being or an animal, manipulated by the hand, rods, wires, etc., as on a miniature stage. Cf. hand puppet, marionette. 2. a person, group, government, etc., whose actions… …   Universalium

  • puppet — noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English popet youth, doll, from Middle French poupette, diminutive of *poupe doll, from Vulgar Latin *puppa, alteration of Latin pupa Date: 1538 1. a. a small scale figure (as of a person or animal) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • biomechanics — biomechanical, adj. biomechanically, adv. /buy oh mi kan iks/, n. (used with a sing. v.) 1. Med. a. the study of the action of external and internal forces on the living body, esp. on the skeletal system. b. the development of prostheses. 2. Biol …   Universalium

  • puppetry — /pup i tree/, n., pl. puppetries. 1. the art of making puppets or presenting puppet shows. 2. the action of puppets. 3. mummery; mere show. 4. puppets collectively. [1520 30; see PUPPET, RY] * * * Art of creating and manipulating puppets in a… …   Universalium

  • Henson, Jim — in full James Maury Henson born Sept. 24, 1936, Greenville, Miss., U.S. died May 16, 1990, New York, N.Y. U.S. puppeteer and producer. He created a puppet show for a television station while in college and developed the first Muppets (melding… …   Universalium

  • Belgian literature — Introduction  the body of written works produced by Belgians and written in Flemish, which is equivalent to the Standard Dutch (Dutch language) (Netherlandic) language of The Netherlands, and in Standard French (French language), which are the… …   Universalium

  • Gilbert & George — ▪ British artists       British collaborative team made up of Gilbert Proesch (b. Sept. 17, 1943, Dolomites, Italy) and George Passmore (b. Jan. 8, 1942, Plymouth, Devon, Eng.), whose dynamic and often humorous insertion of themselves into their… …   Universalium

  • Meyerhold, Vsevolod Yemilyevich — ▪ Russian theatrical producer, director, and actor born Feb. 9 [Jan. 28, old style], 1874, Penza, Russia died Feb. 2, 1940, Moscow  Russian theatrical producer, director, and actor whose provocative experiments in nonrealistic theatre made him… …   Universalium

  • animated — adj 1. lively, full of life, vivacious, enlivened; inspirited, invigorated, energized, energetic, vivified, vitalized, reanimated, revived, revitalized, rejuvenated; vigorous, forceful, dynamic; inspired, eager, Inf. psyched or psyched up,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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