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Origin of rag doll
Example sentences from the Web for rag doll
Then Ziegler tosses the buff LaBeouf around like a rag doll.Sia and Shia LaBeouf’s Pedophilia Nontroversy Over ‘Elastic Heart’|Marlow Stern|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Families stuff a life-size male doll with memories of the outgoing year and dress him in their clothing.
Plus the notion of the poor little guy surrounded by a rag-tag pack of true believers is an American favorite.Honey Boo Boo, Snake Oil, and Ebola: The Weird World of Young Living Essential Oils|Kent Sepkowitz|December 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
To test out a doll he designed to have realistic human proportions, Nickolay Lamm went to a group of second-graders in Pittsburgh.Pot-Smoking Grannies, Jimmy Fallon Covers U2, and More Viral Videos|The Daily Beast Video|November 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The auction house reached out to the Levine estate to procur the doll.Bid on CIA’s Osama Action Figure, Lewinsky's Lingerie, and More at This L.A. Auction House|Asawin Suebsaeng|November 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The heavy man unconsciously shook him in his powerful grasp, as a child might shake a doll.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
The early pump had rag balls, in keeping with the mechanical ignorance of the time, and suitable to man's power.
The large size of the rag-wheel gave the rapidly revolving chain and balls a great speed.
If you can get a small skin, fit it to a doll the way you think the Cave-men fitted skins to their bodies.The Later Cave-Men|Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
And there was Louis the Goon—his little clay pigeon—in one of the booths with a doll.
British Dictionary definitions for rag doll
Idioms and Phrases with rag doll
A limp, ineffectual person, as in You won't get a decision from her; she's a rag doll when it comes to making up her mind. This expression transfers the limpness of a soft doll made from scraps of cloth to human behavior. [Mid-1800s]