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  • n  a person who is very small but who is not otherwise deformed or abnormal
  • n  a woman who wears clothes to display fashions
  • n  a life-size dummy used to display clothes

  • A cartoon called Island Hopping shows a steel-spring mannikin stepping triumphantly toward the Jap home fortress over Pacific islands which are not all terra firma (see cut).
  • Inspector Bony discovered a bright-eyed pretty little mannikin who led him straight to the Orleans pawnshop and a cardboard box containing gems valued at $78,000 which Stavisky .
  • He rigged up a blocky mannikin with swiveled arms and wired innards.

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