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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]
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