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Dummy

Sham; make-believe; pretended; imitation. Person who serves in place of another, or who serves until the proper person is named or available to take his place (e.g., dummy corporate directors; dummy owners of real estate).

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Those of us who gave our kids dummies weren't at all shocked by those pictures, and I for one congratulate Coleen on getting rid of his beloved soother at the tender age of three - my youngest son was six before I persuaded him to part with it.
users can access 5 titles in the popular For Dummies series through in-app purchase: Puppy Basics For Dummies, Dog Training For Dummies, Dog Trick Basics For Dummies, Dog Adoption For Dummies, and Dog Nutrition For Dummies.
Tougher than having to convince him they've been good all year round, the only way to get a gift out of Father Christmas when he visited Merthyr Tydfil this week was to give up their treasured dummies and bottles.
A Trading Standards spokesman said: ``We are concerned that these dummies look very similar to normal dummies but do not conform to the relevant safety standards.
Not wishing to brag, but in order to make the point that dummies do not necessarily render children dumb, I am proud to say The Boy was speaking whole sentences by the age of 17 months and one of his first words was 'injection' (fairly typical, I'm told, of a vet's child).
She argued that dummies can safely be used during a child's first year.
The dummies contain three small batteries that could be swallowed and they also have long cords for adults' necks and these could pose a strangulation hazard to children.
Once those skills are honed, start making pup sit and stay while you toss dummies to retrieve.
My mother-in-law disapproves of dummies and is always making snide remarks about my three-year-old who still likes his dummy now and then.
The Euro Crisis For Dummies will help readers understand what the key issues are including what caused the crisis, how it can affect individuals, predictions about what might happen next and the must-know facts.
Babies suck as a source of comfort and so dummies can often be a substitute for the comfort of mum.
Various improvements to the dummy design over previous side impact crash dummies, such as incorporation of Nitinol material in the rib cage region, lead to the improved biofidelity of WorldSID.