Tweedledum and Tweedledee


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Tweedledum and Tweedledee

two little fat men who quickly get out-of-breath. [Br. Lit.: Lewis Carroll Through the Looking Glass]
See: Fatness

Tweedledum and Tweedledee

identical characters in children’s fantasy. [Br. Lit.: Through the Looking-Glass]
See: Twins
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The story of the Walrus and the Carpenter, related by Tweedledum and Tweedledee, is told through puppetry.
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Tweedledum and Tweedledee Fictional characters in Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking-Glass.
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On her trip to the eighth square, where she at last becomes a queen, Alice meets talking flowers, looking - glass insects, a man in a white paper suit, such nursery - rhyme characters as Humpty Dumpty and the Lion and the Unicorn, and many others, including Tweedledum and Tweedledee and the White Knight.
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