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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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This process can start in the yard or any where that the grass is short and the dummies will be highly visible.
Step by step, "Public Speaking Skills For Dummies" takes the reader through the process of conceiving, crafting, and delivering a high-impact presentation, covering such issues as: How to overcome nerves; engage an audience; convey gravitas; bring ideas to life through business storytelling; use space and achieve an even greater sense of poise; get a message across with greater clarity, concision, and impact; deal effectively with awkward questions.
Staff at Ash End House Children's Farm, near Tamworth, are encouraging kids to donate their dummies to the resident piglets.
"It all started one Christmas when a child came to our nativity scene to see Father Christmas and gave him a big bag of dummies to hang on the tree, which he thought would then turn into fairy lights.
The next step is do it all over with a mix of different dummies, then with cold, dead, and finally fresh birds.
A previous study (Part I) identified the THOR dummy as a suitable baseline dummy by comparing the kinematic responses of six existing dummies with PMHS response corridors through laboratory rollover testing.
The fact is children give up dummies when they are good and ready.
Dummies are intended to help settle a restless child at bedtime and are recommended only for small babies.
So I ran to the supermarket, bought a dozen dummies and witnessed first hand their kind of magic.
Neath Port Talbot Flying Start has launched a campaign this month to stop children over the age of three becoming so reliant on their dummies.
Their frequent use of "dummies" to hide illgotten wealth can be a doublebladed weapon which can be wielded either to protect them against criminal prosecution or to stab them in the back!