Doll


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Doll

(dawl),
Richard, 20th-century British epidemiologist. See: Armitage-Doll model.
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Now, as for this pretty doll, my little Alice," said Grandfather, "I wish you could have seen what splendid dresses the ladies wore in those times.
A day or two before, I had wrapped the dear old doll in her own shawl and quietly laid her--I am half ashamed to tell it--in the garden-earth under the tree that shaded my old window.
She dismissed her make-believe guests without ceremony, and went back with her doll to the favorite play-ground on which I had met her--the landing outside the door.
No, indeed, sir, I have n't done anything, only dress Maud's doll.
I should think you 'd be ashamed to play with dolls, Polly.
This very dapper but dwarfish figure, with the spike of black beard carried insolently forward, the clever unrestful eyes, the neat but very nervous fingers, could be none other than the man just described to him: Isidore Smythe, who made dolls out of banana skins and match-boxes; Isidore Smythe, who made millions out of undrinking butlers and unflirting housemaids of metal.
Honestly, and all above board, those big clockwork dolls of mine do bring your coals or claret or a timetable quicker than any live servants I've ever known, if you know which knob to press.
The two older girls were a great deal to one another, but each took one of the younger sisters into her keeping and watched over her in her own way, `playing mother' they called it, and put their sisters in the places of discarded dolls with the maternal instinct of litte women.
I used to play with paper dolls myself, an' cut 'em out; but I never thought I'd ever see such things alive.
The first dolls I made were not alive," said Miss Cuttenclip.
There were various other samples of his handicraft, besides Dolls, in Caleb Plummer's room.
As Tilly stared about her at the dolls and toys, they stared at her and at the company.