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(Also spelled mannikin)
A person who is very small but who is not otherwise deformed or abnormal.  Synonyms: homunculus, mannikin.
A woman who wears clothes to display fashions.  Synonyms: fashion model, manakin, mannequin, mannikin, model.
A life-size dummy used to display clothes.  Synonyms: form, manakin, mannequin, mannikin.

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"Manikin" Quotes from Famous Books

... not understand how anyone could really care for a mere actor, for that perpetual representation of human types which never resembled himself in the least; that illusory personification of imaginary men, that nocturnal and painted manikin who plays all his characters at so ...
— Strong as Death • Guy de Maupassant

... it with his own knife the part he preferred; then she served the chaplain and Muriel in the same way, and lastly cut some off for herself and Avice. Finally, when little was left beside the carcase, she opened the back door, and bestowed the remains on Manikin the turnspit dog, a little wiry, shaggy cur, which, released from his labours, had sat on the hearth licking his lips while the process of helping went on, knowing that his reward would come at last. Manikin trotted off into the yard with his treasure, ...
— Our Little Lady - Six Hundred Years Ago • Emily Sarah Holt

... gone, sure enough. [To Maitreya.] Well, you man with the head that looks like a caret, you manikin, take a ...
— The Little Clay Cart - Mrcchakatika • (Attributed To) King Shudraka

... the devil's brides were burned at Wolgast, the fool was walking at evening time up and down the great corridor, when a little manikin, hardly three hands high, started out from behind a beer-barrel, riding on a three-legged hare. He was dressed all in black, except little red boots which he had on, and he rides up and down the corridor—hop! hop! hop!—stares ...
— Sidonia The Sorceress V1 • William Mienhold

... window, who asks indignantly, "Why the deuce did not Gladstone push his Bill through the House of Lords, and then force the Commons to accept it?" to the flushed statesman, whose dream is Imperialism; from the little manikin critic, who swells out his chest, and demands summary vengeance on that idiot of an author who has had the daring presumption to write a book on the Greek accent, or binary stars, up to the Jupiter Tonans of the world-wide circulating ...
— My New Curate • P.A. Sheehan

... grandfather, and foam and froth, and social fireworks are the only acceptable signs of strength. Mr. Savage, however, follows at least Pope's direction, and damns with faint praise, while that wee, tiny manikin from that State of Indiana does not even think this necessary, and therefore, standing on tiptoe, screeches at the top of his voicelet ...
— Lectures on Russian Literature - Pushkin, Gogol, Turgenef, Tolstoy • Ivan Panin

... my sweet old dreams of studying in Germany, EHEU! here is come a wife, and by'r Lady, a boy, a most rare-lung'd, imperious, world-grasping, blue-eyed, kingly Manikin;* and the same must have his tiring-woman or nurse, mark you, and his laces and embroideries and small carriage, being now half a year old: so that, what with mine ancient Money-Cormorants, the Butcher and the Baker and the Tailor, my substance is like ...
— Sidney Lanier • Edwin Mims

... had beaten down all my defences, he began to jeer at me with fierce sneers and goblin laughter that froze my blood. 'So I was the contemptible manikin who dared to entertain the idea of equality with him—the Star of the Morning—one breath of whose nostrils would wither me into nonentity. So I presumed to stand up and face him, who had, in his time, scattered the hosts of heaven! If it were not for those ...
— Continental Monthly, Volume 5, Issue 4 • Various

Words linked to "Manikin" :   supermodel, assistant, dummy, helper, supporter, small person, help

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