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nodder
 n.— «European porcelain factories created models of how they believed these exotic peoples appeared. These were often exaggerated, with almost grotesque features and many were equipped with movable heads or hands, have come to be called “nodders” or “nodding head figures.”» —“Eye of the Beholder” by Morgan McFarland ArtandAntiques.net Feb. 3, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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