humpty


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humpty

(ˈhʌmptɪ)
n
(Furniture) Brit a low padded seat; pouffe
[C20: from humpty hunchbacked, perhaps influenced by Humpty Dumpty (nursery rhyme)]
References in classic literature ?
Well, THAT square belongs to Tweedledum and Tweedledee--the Fifth is mostly water--the Sixth belongs to Humpty Dumpty--But you make no remark?
ACTOR Richard E Grant has thanked nurses who "glued me together again like Humpty Dumpty" after a head injury.
IF you fancy having a 'selfie' with Postman Pat, assorted Minions, Superman or Humpty Dumpty then Lindley is the place to be.
On the title-page spread, we see delicate Humpty midfall.
Minister for Primary Industry and Resources, Ken Vowles, said the sashimi trials in conjunction with Humpty Doo Barramundi are an exciting opportunity to explore the potential of a new export industry for the Territory that will create jobs and showcase quality local produce to new markets.
Humpty Dumpty says that Alice's name is stupid because it has no meaning
Pediatric Inpatient Falls (Graf-PIF), CHAMPS, Cummings scale, Children's National Medical Center (CNMC) scale, and the Humpty Dumpty Fall Scale (Kramlich & Dende, 2016).
On display are characters like Humpty Dumpty and Pinocchio, as well as objects from the Dorman's collections which are used to bring to life nursery rhymes from Pop Goes The Weasel and Polly Put The Kettle On to Incy Wincy Spider.
It also features the Bishop of Liverpool as Humpty Dumpty who was a character in the book's sequel, Alice Through the Looking Glass.
The opening lines of Humpty Dumpty, "Humpty Dumpty sat on the wall,/ Humpty Dumpty had a great fall," suggest a human, but (he/it) was really a large cannon, one the Royalist forces used during the civil war in England in the seventeenth century.
In the past, films such as Varun Dhawan's Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya and Vidya Balan's Bobby Jasoos made optimum use of the mobile app to promote their films.