Awkwardness(redirected from awkward)
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See also Ineptitude.Clouseau, Inspector Jacques
bungling detective who inadvertently but always gets his man. [Am. Cinema: “The Pink Panther” in Halliwell, 565–566]
Dobbin, Captain William
lanky Yankee schoolmaster who loves Katrina. [Am. Lit.: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow]
tall, uncouth, awkward fellow with large feet. [Br. Lit.: Vanity Fair]
bumbling, awkward dog; originally named Dippy Dawg. [Comics: “Mickey Mouse” in Horn, 492]
a penniless, stupid, and oafish poet. [Fr. Lit.: The Hunchback of Notre Dame]
ungainly comic strip oaf with height of six foot three. [Comics: Horn, 450]
simple-minded, clumsy giant; parasite of George. [Am. Lit.: Of Mice and Men]
falls off his horse every time it stops. [Br. Lit.: Lewis Carroll Through the Looking-Glass]
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