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dunce cap

also dunce's cap (dŭn′sĭz)
n.
A cone-shaped paper cap, formerly placed on the head of a slow or lazy pupil. Also called fool's cap.
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Noun1.dunce's cap - a cone-shaped paper hat formerly placed on the head of slow or lazy pupilsdunce's cap - a cone-shaped paper hat formerly placed on the head of slow or lazy pupils
chapeau, hat, lid - headdress that protects the head from bad weather; has shaped crown and usually a brim
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Pity no one had the foresight to hand out dunce caps for them to wear while staring at the parliamentary walls.
The gender story is also told through images of male mannequins such as "The Fool's Play" where their faces are hidden behind dunce caps, legs replaced with female legs, and torsos covered with Sufi inscriptions.
Karl Popper, the philosopher of science, seems to agrees with Scotus' view of the realism of universal when he says, "I do not think a language without universals could ever work; and the use of universals commits us to asserting, and thus (at least) to conjecturing, the reality of dispositions-though not ultimate and inexplicable ones, that is, essences." (5) Now we can wear our dunce caps with pride.
Prosecutors and judges should make them wear Dunce Caps and throw the book at them.