Fatness


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Fatness

Bagstock, Major
corpulent army officer. [Br. Lit.: Dombey and Son]
Challenger, Professor
amusing and opinionated scientist of notable rotundity. [Br. Lit.: The Lost World]
Domino, Antoine “Fats”
(1928– ) popular singer of the 1950s, nicknamed for his size and shape. [Am. Music: Misc.]
Double, Edmund
loves to eat; represents the Fattipuffs. [Children’s Lit.: Fattipuffs and Thinifers, Fisher, 100–101]
Eglon
obese Moabite king; sword engulfed by adiposity. [O.T.: Judges 3:17–22]
Falstaff
“that swoln parcel of dropsies.” [Br. Drama: Benét, 339]
Five by Five, Mr.
obese subject of song by Gene DePaul and Don Raye (1942). [Am. Pop. Music: Kinkle, 1, 379.]
Gleason, Jackie
(1916– ) heavyweight TV comedian. [TV: “The Jackie Gleason Show,” “The Honeymooners” in Terrace, I, 402]
Humpty Dumpty
“egg” in Mother Goose who, among other things, alludes to fatness. [Children’s Lit.: Mother Goose]
Joe (“Fat Boy”)
sole employment consists in alternately eating and sleeping. [Br. Lit.: Pickwick Papers]
king and his ministers
“large, corpulent, oily men.” [Am. Lit.: “Hop-Frog” in Portable Poe, 317–329]
Limkins, Mr.
large gentleman with “a very round red face.” [Br. Lit.: Oliver Twist]
Minnesota Fats
(Rudolph Walter Wanderone, Jr., 1903–) world champion billiard player easily recognized by his fleshy physique. [Am. Sports: Misc.]
Robbin and Bobbin
“eat more victuals than threescore men.” [Nurs. Rhyme: Baring-Gould, 33]
Snuphanuph, Lady
obese visitor at Bath. [Br. Lit.: Pickwick Papers]
Tweedledum and Tweedledee
two little fat men who quickly get out-of-breath. [Br. Lit.: Lewis Carroll Through the Looking Glass]
Wolfe, Nero
detective whose obesity makes him reluctant to leave his office. [Am. Lit.: Herman, 119]
References in classic literature ?
We saw his grizzled mustache, the bald spot on his head, the puff-sacks under his eyes, the sagging cheeks, the heavy dewlap, the general tiredness and staleness and fatness, all the collapse and ruin of a man who had once been strong but who had lived too easily and too well.
replied Newman, suddenly thrusting his face into that of Squeers, 'he has;--the fatness of twenty
Not my or thy great-grandfather's, but our great-grandmother Nature's universal, vegetable, botanic medicines, by which she has kept herself young always, outlived so many old Parrs in her day, and fed her health with their decaying fatness.
I pray you let the drama halt while Chorus stalks to the footlights and drops an epicedian tear upon the fatness of Mr.
He asked her to marry him, and his fatness hovered above her like an avalanche.
It is one of those old, old towns which impress one as a continuation and outgrowth of nature, as much as the nests of the bower-birds or the winding galleries of the white ants; a town which carries the traces of its long growth and history like a millennial tree, and has sprung up and developed in the same spot between the river and the low hill from the time when the Roman legions turned their backs on it from the camp on the hillside, and the long-haired sea-kings came up the river and looked with fierce, eager eyes at the fatness of the land.
She was a woman of forty, not at all bad-looking, fat and buxom, with black eyes and eyebrows, good-natured from fatness and laziness, and absurdly bashful.
Both the Eminent Cardiologists said that the overweight and fatness isone of the major factors of causing different types of cardio vascular disease and if the parents influence and help children in controlling weight by healthy eating and doing regular physical activity, such major risk factor for heart diseases could be averted.
In an inauguration ceremony of 'Breast Feeding Week' started here at Saido Sharif Hospital on Thursday, DHO said that the mother's milk was the gift of the nature to their infants which helps both the mother and her children from protecting the cancer, sugar, fatness, and other dangerous diseases and also help the mental and physical growth of the children.
I chose my autonomy and freedom and fatness over the band" Comedienne Helen Lederer on why she rejected the idea of a gastric band
When asked what Jon Jones liked most about his rival Daniel Cormier, he answered, "his fatness.