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Dumʹmies (2 syl.)

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Empty bottles or drawers in a druggist’s shop; wooden heads in a hairdresser’s shop: lay figures in a tailor’s shop; persons on the stage who appear before the lights, but have nothing to say. These all are dumb, actually or figuratively.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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