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mummy's boy

A boy or man who is particularly close with his mother to the point of being overly dependent on her. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. Lynn dumped Mark because he was such a mummy's boy and always ran to her to fix his problems.
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a ˈmummy’s/ˈmother’s boy

(British English) (American English a ˈmama’s boy) (disapproving) a boy or man who is thought to be too weak because he is influenced and controlled by his mother: He’s a bit of a mummy’s boy really. He ought to leave home and become a bit more independent.She always makes sure he wears a scarf — he’s a real mother’s boy.
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Each of the little mummies has two arms, two legs, a head, a pair of eyes and a mouth.
Tomography scanning techniques are more precise when it comes to ascertaining information about the insides of the mummies, as well as capturing minute details in the dressing and about the embalming techniques employed, read the statement.
Lying beneath glass panes within the archaeology department in the capital Sanaa's main university, the mummies might have spent their eternal slumber blissfully unaware of the otherworldly warplanes pounding their homeland.
When we announced details of the Social on our Brummie Mummies facebook page a couple of weeks ago, tickets 'sold out' within 24 hours, with many of you asking if you could book on to the next one.
The conservators didn't want to open the coffins and risk harming the mummies inside.
Extensive pictures accompany articles on the Egyptian tombs, genetic and radiologic studies and the development of mummies in films and literature.
Portraits of the mummies are surprisingly life-like, with accurately proportioned features.
The mummies that Rev MacGregor brought back are not likely to be in great condition today.
Stine, among others, with special note of the avalanche of Goosebumps' mummies.
The bodies are better preserved than Egyptian mummies and similarities to traditional Bronze Age Celts are said to be uncanny.
Animal mummies are the most commonly preserved artifacts from ancient Egypt," says Edward Bleiberg, curator of Egyptian, classical, and ancient Middle Eastern art at New York City's Brooklyn Museum.
The 45 mummies and 95 artifacts in the show come from 15 museums in seven countries, said Marc Corwin, the CEO of American Exhibitions Inc (AEI).
A 6,420-YEAR-OLD CHILD from Peru, one the oldest mummies ever discovered, joins an astonishing collection in the extraordinary "Mummies of the World," the largest traveling exhibition of mummies and artifacts ever assembled, featuring 150 never-before-seen--at least in North America--real human and animal mummies and objects from South America.
Instead, researchers said the packet and a few others in the mummy likely contained organs, which were sometimes preserved and placed back in mummies for use in the afterlife.
Under the shed of the information which was given by the citizens, the Organization of Fight from Smuggling and Organized Crimes police began to operation to capture the smugglers who would have sold the mummies and historical artifacts.