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Russian Doll Figure

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 A catalog with packaging, making each item wrap the other. While the items need not be literal coatings or wrappings—Churchill, after all, managed to wrap a mystery in an enigma—the Russian Doll generally comes off better if it the wrapping seems natural. If there’s a diaper for your baby’s temper, this is the figure for you.

It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma. Winston Churchill, speaking of Russia

Many countries collectively agree…that children are a tantrum wrapped in a diaper and not worth the trouble. Emily Yoffee in Slate

The principal is a rulebook wrapped in pomposity inside a whole lot of bad skin. Word Hero