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from German, name of a character in the children's book of the same name by Heinrich Hoffman (1809-1894).

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  • One of the conditions is that for twenty-four years Faust is not to wash, or comb his hair or cut his nails—like struwwelpeter.

  • Books of the "struwwelpeter" type are less to be recommended.

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