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marionette

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishldoce_216_cmarionettemar‧i‧o‧nette /ˌmæriəˈnet/ noun [countable]  DGOa puppet whose arms and legs are moved by pulling strings
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marionetteAnd then her legs gently folded and she subsided slowly on the step, ungainly as a marionette.Perry, in a fishing jacket, moving like a marionette that swallowed a pneumatic drill.Hanns Ebensten describes the puppets as' marionettes, on strings, about fourteen inches high.Thus wired, many patients feel like a clumsy marionette.Strong ministers were still their own men; the weaker degenerated into marionettes.She reminds me of marionettes I have seen.At the moment it's marionettes Louise: Marionettes?Visitors were intrigued by the live specimens, marionettes and innovations such as the Mouse Alert and the mini bubble.
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