Kewpie doll


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Kewpie doll

designed by Rose O’Neill and modeled on her baby brother; millions were made (starting about 1910). [Am. Hist.: WB, 5: 240–241]
See: Fads
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Taylor couldn't tell if Uncle Winn was telling this story because he wished he had ridden with the James gang rather than been the successful farmer he was, or because it was the most exciting thing that had ever happened around here, certainly more exciting than winning a Kewpie doll at the ring toss at a carnival or state fair or wherever he had gotten that thing.
His ponytail looked like a Kewpie doll, but Adam was killin' it.
Connie is a role tailor-made for Jean Arthur, an actress with kewpie doll looks and a voice to match, who specialized in playing somewhat prim women with unexpected fires burning beneath the surface.
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In Tassin's world, Dolly Madison and Clara Barton could be having tea with a Kewpie doll and Cinderella, playfully questioning the validity of historical truths while acknowledging the way children integrate information.
Soprano Jane Redding, entering like a sluttish kewpie doll, was equally effective as her foil, the fickle Poppea.
Somewhere along the line I might have heard of Rose O'Neill, but as the "inventor of the Kewpie doll" (did such a thing need to be invented?) and not as a poet.
Court rules transport firm has right to use Kewpie doll image
When he got a row of beans lined up across his card, he'd call out "Beano!" and win a Kewpie doll.
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