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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Noun- Puppets moved by strings or mechanical devices.

Usage examples (7)
  • Then the Black Doctor, as blowed the bellows to the late ministerial organ, starts a fantoccini and collars our dialect.
  • The Governor himself is a puppet, his trusted men of resource and portfolio-holders are the veriest fantoccini; for the Governor's own clerk pulls the strings, frames...
  • Who ever knew the men of the republic shout like so many Italian fantoccini pulled by wires!
  • In the long room the celebrated fantoccini exhibition, with groupes of quadrille dancers, enlivened the scene. for more
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