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- proper n. A fairy tale character whose name has become synonymous with anything fragile or the existence of which is precarious.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Short and broad. Hence the name “Humpty-Dumpty” in “Mother Goose,” personifying an egg.
- n. A favorite Gipsy beverage, consisting of ale boiled with brandy.
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- n. an egg-shaped character in a nursery rhyme who fell off a wall and could not be put back together again (late 17th century)
And even if there wasn't a single additional terrorist attack, putting Humpty Dumpty, that is, Iraq, back together again, is a multi-billion dollar, multi-thousand force task and we should not do it alone.
-- In Fig. 16 is shown an attractive-appearing and extremely appetizing salad known as Humpty Dumpty salad.
A huge cannon, colloquially called Humpty Dumpty, was strategically placed on the wall next to St Mary's Church.
Somebody needs to call Humpty Dumpty and tell him to sue Limbaugh for stealing his trademark look!!
Big Brother has given the housemates a task based on 'Humpty Dumpty', with the promise of a nursery rhyme themed party for the winners.
"The eggs are going down!" declared Mario, whilst the 'Humpty Dumpty' team then expressed concerns about being hurt by thrown eggs.
'Humpty Dumpty' task so she would not have to handle them.
As with 'Humpty Dumpty', it is very difficult to put back that shattered; to contain the expression of 'shock and awe' when unleashed on such scale, to get the worms back in can, or shut lid on Pandora's box.
Fox, from this, was known as Humpty Dumpty, and, strangely enough, also, the Americans for long enough afterwards called every Pantomime "Humpty
"A wicked Paleface called Humpty Dumpty has taken the prairies which once belonged to the