Humpty-dumpty

Definitions

  • HUMPTY DUMPTY
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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Humpty-dumpty hum′ti-dum′ti a short, squat, egg-like being of nursery folklore: a gipsy drink, ale boiled with brandy
    • adj Humpty-dumpty short and broad
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Quotations

  • Lewis Carroll
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    “When I use a word, Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, it means just what I choose it to mean -- neither more nor less.”

Usage

In literature:

It's the old story of Humpty Dumpty, Herbert.
"The Return" by Walter de la Mare
Shall it be Henny Penny or Humpty Dumpty who fell downstairs, and yet gained great honour and married a princess?
"The Pink Fairy Book" by Various
Mr. Mould, the undertaker, and Jaggers, the lawyer, are as amusing as Humpty-Dumpty and Pantaloon.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 1 of 14" by Elbert Hubbard
The boys calls me 'Humpty Dumpty' and 'Rags,' but that's sassy.
"The Story of Patsy" by Kate Douglas Smith Wiggin
Humpty-Dumpty is worth all they ever wrote.
"George Du Maurier, the Satirist of the Victorians" by T. Martin Wood
Never had the birds in the forest told such tales as Humpty-Dumpty who fell down stairs, and yet married a princess.
"Christmas Stories And Legends" by Various
Llewellyn, the Humpty-dumpty of the animal world, had slid off the log, alighting upside down.
"Tom Slade on Mystery Trail" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
A strange hush came over the audience as he sat down in the ring to rest, only Humpty and Dumpty leaned forward eagerly to watch.
"The Empire Annual for Girls, 1911" by Various
HOW MY UNCLE AND I PUT HUMPTY DUMPTY TOGETHER AGAIN.
"Nat the Naturalist" by G. Manville Fenn
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
"My Pet Recipes, Tried and True" by Various
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In poetry:

Have you heard of one Humpty Dumpty
How he fell with a roll and a rumble
And curled up like Lord Olofa Crumple
By the butt of the Magazine Wall,
  (Chorus) Of the Magazine Wall,
           Hump, helmet and all?
"The Ballad of Persse O'Reilly" by James Joyce

In news:

Handy Hazzan Almost Humpty Dumpty Hazzan – From A Ladder, Not a Wall.
George Will — Humpty Dumpty over recess.
Newegg is no Humpty Dumpty.
Indianapolis (August 22, 2012) – Kids first cracked open Humpty Dumpty Magazine 60 years ago, and the US Kids publication has been entertaining children across the country ever since.
Spend the night at Humpty Dumpty's house.
Families are invited to spend the night at Humpty Dumpty's house this summer.
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall… Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
Or, will we stop a fall that will scatter so many pieces that…ALL THE KING'S HORSES AND ALL THE KING'S MEN CAN'T PUT HUMPTY -DUMPTY BACK TOGETHER AGAIN.
Kane's Restaurant Owner and Staff raise $2,250 for Humpty Dumpty Fire Victims.
Kane's Restaurant Owner John Kane presented a check to Humpty Dumpty Restaurant owner Randy Hodges this morning for $2,250 dollars.
Kane's Humpty Dumpty Fundraiser a Huge Success.
Kane's Restaurant hosted a fundraiser Tuesday to raise money for the employees of Humpty Dumpty Restaurant which caught fire and sustained heavy damage Saturday the 7th of January.
Gaining Ground in a Humpty Dumpty Economy.
How long is recovery in a ' Humpty Dumpty' economy.
Time Snubs Humpty -Dumpty, Chooses Amazon's Jeff Bezos.
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