Humpty Dumpty


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Humpty Dumpty

arbitrarily gives his own meanings to words, and tolerates no objections. [Br. Lit.: Lewis Carroll Through the Looking-Glass]

Humpty Dumpty

“egg” in Mother Goose who, among other things, alludes to fatness. [Children’s Lit.: Mother Goose]
See: Fatness

Humpty Dumpty

all the King’s men failed to reassemble him. [Nuns. Rhyme: Mother Goose, 40]
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"It was like Humpty Dumpty, every time you finished playing you've got to put him back together again, rest up and then try to go again tomorrow."
Willett, plagued by back pain since winning at Augusta in 2016, is now off painkillers and added: "I was Humpty Dumpty: when I finished playing you had to put me back together again.
In this charming original series about the young Humpty Dumpty during pre-nursery rhyme days, Kid Humpty Dumpty meets a new girl at school named Shellga.
(5) The problems of understanding and interpreting Humpty Dumpty's poem are manifold: there are aposiopeses, stanzas close on a pause, it is not clear whom the pronouns "I" and "he" refer to, and the poem ends on an incomplete sentence so that the action is neither resolved nor concluded.
There are myriad theories about where Humpty Dumpty originated.
People are having their photos taken with the various characters including Postman Pat outside the Post Office and Humpty Dumpty.
* Alice expresses her concern that Humpty Dumpty might fall off the wall.
Rouse and colleagues (2014) looked at the implementation of the Humpty Dumpty Fall Scale as a quality improvement (QI) project for the emergency departments, birth centers, NICUs, and pediatric units at Palomar Pomerado Health.
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.
Every pro-lifer over the age of about four knows that pro-abortionists use language the same logic-disregarding way Humpty Dumpty does in Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking Glass: "When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said, in a rather scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it to mean--neither more nor less."