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Manikin meaning

manikin - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. A little man; a dwarf; a pygmy; a manakin.
  2. 2. A model of the human body, made of papier- mache or other material, commonly in detachable pieces, for exhibiting the different parts and organs, their relative position, etc.
  3. 3. A Dwarf; a little man; a model of the human body for study of the organs.
  4. 4. A dwarf; model of the human body.

manikin - examples of usage

  1. There was her mother sleeping quietly on the bed, and there was little Mother Manikin sitting faithfully at her post, never having allowed herself to sleep all that long night, lest the sick woman should wake and want something which she could not get. - "A Peep Behind the Scenes", Mrs. O. F. Walton.
  2. But a long time afterwards- so long that Rosalie had been thinking of a dozen things since- Mother Manikin answered her question, and said in a strange whisper- 'No, child; He hasn't found me. - "A Peep Behind the Scenes", Mrs. O. F. Walton.
  3. Some men were already passing by to their work; so the woman wrapped Mother Manikin in a shawl, and carried her home like a baby, covering her with her cloak, so that no one should see who she was. - "A Peep Behind the Scenes", Mrs. O. F. Walton.
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