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effigy


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Effigy  \Ef"fi*gy\,  n.;  pl  {Effigies}.  [L.  effigies,  fr 
  effingere  to  form  fashion;  ex  +  fingere  to  form  shape, 
  devise.  See  {Feign}.] 
  The  image,  likeness,  or  representation  of  a  person,  whether  a 
  full  figure,  or  a  part  an  imitative  figure;  --  commonly 
  applied  to  sculptured  likenesses,  as  those  on  monuments,  or 
  to  those  of  the  heads  of  princes  on  coins  and  medals, 
  sometimes  applied  to  portraits. 
 
  {To  burn},  or  {To  hang},  {in  effigy},  to  burn  or  to  hang  an 
  image  or  picture  of  a  person,  as  a  token  of  public  odium. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  effigy 
  n  :  a  likeness  of  a  person  (especially  in  the  form  of 
  sculpture);  "the  coin  bears  an  effigy  of  Lincoln";  "the 
  emperor's  tomb  had  his  image  carved  in  stone"  [syn:  {image}, 
  {simulacrum}] 




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