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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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The next step is do it all over with a mix of different dummies, then with cold, dead, and finally fresh birds.
Due to the lack of a dummy designed specifically for rollover crashes, such dynamic rollover tests have often been performed with dummies developed for other crash scenarios [3, 11,12,13,14].
Kora Rose, Tamworth, Staffs #Children are ready to give up dummies at different times and ages, so Mum and Dad will know when it's best.
The NHS Choices website says parents "should avoid using dummies after 12 months of age to prevent speech development problems".
The reason for tossing the dummies in completely opposite directions is to encourage the dog to retrieve the first dummy and return to me before he thinks about the second.
Experts say prolonged use of dummies can increase the risk of ear infections and can cause an overbite as the teeth grow around the teat.
Speaking at Philippine Christian University, Santiago said the use of dummies to hide one's ownership of a property betrayed an official's illmotives.
Secaucus importer Vision Wine & Spirits LLC sealed an agreement with Wiley Publishing to develop and market nationally an exclusive line of "Wine for Dummies.
IT MIGHT sound a dumb question, but where would you shop for, well, dummies.
It is a simple narrative about the wonderful life discarded dummies can have in Dummy Land.
Dummies can also have an affect on oral health if children have them for prolonged periods of time, and dentists would not recommend that any child of six or seven still use dummies as this is when adult teeth are growing and there's a more permanent fixture of teeth.
But the 200 dummies at GM's lab in Milford, Michigan, get battered and twisted even before getting in the car