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 for Puppet valve
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Puppet \Pup"pet\, n. [OE. popet, OF. poupette; akin to F.
     poup['e]e a doll, probably from L. puppa, pupa, a girl, doll,
     puppet. Cf. Poupeton, Pupa, Pupil, Puppy.] [Written
     also poppet.]
     1. A small image in the human form; a doll.
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     2. A similar figure moved by the hand or by a wire in a mock
        drama; a marionette; a wooden actor in a play.
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              At the pipes of some carved organ move,
              The gilded puppets dance.             --Pope.
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     3. One controlled in his action by the will of another; a
        tool; -- so used in contempt. --Sir W. Scott.
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     4. (Mach.) The upright support for the bearing of the spindle
        in a lathe.
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     Puppet master. Same as Puppetman.
  
     Puppet play, a puppet show.
  
     Puppet player, one who manages the motions of puppets.
  
     Puppet show, a mock drama performed by puppets moved by
        wires.
  
     Puppet valve, a valve in the form of a circular disk, which
        covers a hole in its seat, and opens by moving bodily away
        from the seat while remaining parallel with it, -- used in
        steam engines, pumps, safety valves, etc. Its edge is
        often beveled, and fits in a conical recess in the seat
        when the valve is closed. See the valves shown in Illusts.
        of Plunger pump, and Safety valve, under Plunger,
        and Safety.
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