White obtained two or three males and one female of this manikin in the forests of Misiones, on the banks of the Uruguay.
But each time the manikin shook his head haughtily and answered, “No!”
Emily could hear the repeated swishes and the manikin's supplications, but she did not look up.
The tailor adapts the manikin as well as the clothes to his patron's wants.
manikin and Minikin is reprinted by special permission of Alfred Kreymborg.
There must be no looseness, or the manikin will lean over immediately.
This is a manikin covered with a coat of mail and a shield, and set on a post.
And had their race ended in this manikin, in this cowardly and corrupted actor?
He felt like a magician operating the wires for some manikin to dance at the other end or a hypnotist directing a subject.
We may be attracted to a manikin, but after five minutes or so it bores us.
1902, "model to display clothes," from French mannequin (15c.), from Dutch manneken (see manikin). A French form of the same word that yielded manikin, and sometimes mannequin was used in English in a sense "artificial man" (especially in translations of Hugo). Originally of persons, in a sense where we might use "model."
A mannequin is a good-looking, admirably formed young lady, whose mission is to dress herself in her employer's latest "creations," and to impart to them the grace which only perfect forms can give. Her grammar may be bad, and her temper worse, but she must have the chic the Parisienne possesses, no matter whether she hails from the aristocratic Faubourg St. Germain or from the Faubourg Montmartre. ["The Bystander," Aug. 15, 1906]Later (by 1939) of artificial model figures to display clothing.