I can be some famous duets,
an animal named 'cause of breasts,
a cute little toy,
by stagehands employed,
or sexennial safety threats.

Who am I?

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    $\begingroup$ @humn it is actually the indentation in the tooth that forms a mold of a breast, not that the tooth itself looks like a breast. $\endgroup$ Apr 12 '16 at 5:40

The answer is:


I can be some famous duets

Dolly Parton, the singer. "Islands in the Stream" is one famous duet of hers. The Dolly Suite A piano piece for 4 hands.

an animal named after breasts

Dolly the sheep was named after Dolly Parton. "Dolly is derived from a mammary gland cell and we couldn’t think of a more impressive pair of glands than Dolly Parton’s."

a cute little toy

A dolly.

by stagehands employed

a dolly is used to move things around.

or sexennial safety threats

Suggested by Tom in comments Tropical Storm Dolly has hit in 1996, 2002, 2008, and 2014. Also, Tom points out that Storm Name Lists run on a six year cycle.

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    $\begingroup$ I mean, this is probably the right answer, but that's still not an accurate way to put that. It was named after a person, and a person is different than breasts $\endgroup$ Apr 12 '16 at 14:38
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    $\begingroup$ Not to mention, the animal association is strengthened by artificiality at both ends $\endgroup$
    – humn
    Apr 12 '16 at 14:53
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    $\begingroup$ Fixed. NOTE: the [Space] Optional text here doesn't work. $\endgroup$ Apr 12 '16 at 15:05
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    $\begingroup$ I'm just finding out that Atlantic Tropical Storm lists are used in rotation and re-cycled every six years (except if they are very costly and retired) so it is a sexennial safety threat nhc.noaa.gov/aboutnames.shtml $\endgroup$
    – Tom
    Apr 12 '16 at 15:06
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    $\begingroup$ On the plus side, we probably all know more about the blue footed booby and the Eurasian blue tit than we did before. $\endgroup$ Apr 12 '16 at 15:48

My answer is


This is because

It can be the name of a duet named "Tonight I'm Playin' Possum". Its name is similar to another word for breasts, which is bosom. It can be a cute stuffed toy. The sexennial safety threat might be related to the average lifespan of a Victoria Possum, which is about 6-7 years.

Additional details after a comment on the subject:

After a quick Google search, I found out that Will Possum is the stagehand at the town talent show in Emmet Otter's Jug Band Christmas.

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    $\begingroup$ I can't believe this. It's like Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas follows me everywhere; I cannot escape its reach. This is not the intended answer, sorry. $\endgroup$
    – Will
    Apr 12 '16 at 9:12
  • $\begingroup$ @Will I had never even heard of it before six months ago, but it's come up six separate times since then. $\endgroup$ Apr 12 '16 at 12:10
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    $\begingroup$ This answer is sheer genius, and deserves all the upvotes. $\endgroup$ Apr 12 '16 at 14:46

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