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  • n. Alternative spelling of puppet show.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as puppet-play, 1.


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  • Evidently, his little puppet-show of an organization is in the minority of the black perspective on the matter.

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  • The next day, 50 kilometers up the road in the village of Steinau an der Strasse, we watched a puppet-show rendition of Mother Holle in the old-town theater.

    On Germany's Fairy-Tale Trail

  • What it matters is that all these was a plan of a sentient being and our heroes were nothing more than puppets of a transcendental puppeteer in a cosmic puppet-show.

    Not In Our Stars: The Betrayals of the Battlestar Galactica Finale

  • The “Net Neutrality”/anti-DPI thing is just another instance of “Astroturf” — a puppet-show orchestrated by Google and Microsoft, with the DOJ just right behind, because you just know that an increased governmental role over how packets are permitted to be used benefits them immensely.

    DPI is GOOD for you: ‘Um – crap’

  • In New York, no “puppet-show … wire or rope-dance, or … other idle shows” could be exhibited for profit.25 Regulations of morality were also economic regulations, in that they defined the permissible limits of earning a living.

    A History of American Law

  • For though the tabernacle was getting shaky by reason of years and merry living, so that what was going on inside might often be guessed without by the movement of the hangings, as in a puppet-show with worn canvas, he could be quiet enough when scheming any plot of particular neatness, which had less emotion than impishness in it.

    The Hand of Ethelberta

  • I do not love a puppet-show, but I love to treat children to one, Miss Conway!

    The Virginians

  • As if he had pulled the string of a puppet-show, starting the little people in jerks by means of machinery, Dionis beheld all eyes turned on him and all faces rigid in one and the same pose.


  • True it is, the only profane diversions of this place are a puppet-show and a mountebank; but then their religion affords a perpetual comedy.

    Travels through France and Italy

  • Electricity happens at present to be the puppet-show of the

    Travels in England in 1782


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