effigy

Definitions

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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n effigy a representation 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"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Effigy 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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n effigy A representation or imitation of any object, in whole or in part; an image or a representation of a person, whether of the whole figure, the bust, or the head alone; a likeness in sculpture, painting, or drawing; a portrait: most frequently applied to the figures on sepulchral monuments, and popularly to figures made up of stuffed clothing, etc., to represent obnoxious persons.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Effigy ef′fi-ji a likeness or figure of a person: the head or impression on a coin: resemblance—(arch.) Effig′ies
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. effigies, fr. effingere, to form, fashion; ex, + fingere, to form, shape, devise. See Feign
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. effigieseffingĕreex, inten., fingĕre, to form.

Usage

In literature:

Her effigy was stamped upon the current coin.
"The Empire of Russia" by John S. C. Abbott
SHAPT LIKE A LADIES HEAD, an effigy of Queen Elizabeth, the Faerie Queene.
"Spenser's The Faerie Queene, Book I" by Edmund Spenser
His effigy in bronze by Pollajuolo still carries in its hand this blood-gift from the infidel to the High Priest of Christendom.
"Renaissance in Italy, Volume 1 (of 7)" by John Addington Symonds
There was once an effigy, now destroyed, with the tomb, and a door made under the canopy!
"Notes and Queries, Number 64, January 18, 1851" by Various
The effigy lies on an altar tomb, in episcopal attire, the head-pillow supported by two angels.
"Winchester" by Sidney Heath
To be sure, there are in Ohio three effigies, in Georgia two, and in Dakota some bowlder mosaics in animal form.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 794, March 21, 1891" by Various
He stared a while at the bronze effigy surmounting that vainglorious column.
"Bunker Bean" by Harry Leon Wilson
Machiavelli was burnt in effigy at Ingoldstadt.
"Machiavelli, Volume I" by Niccolò Machiavelli
Now, in effigy, the valiant warrior was prostrate.
"Bart Stirling's Road to Success" by Allen Chapman
There will never more be really a Pope, but only the effigy or simulacrum of one.
"At Home And Abroad" by Margaret Fuller Ossoli
And their effigies were displayed on Roman coins to the latest ages of the city.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 1" by Various
The burning a Pope in effigy, was a ceremony performed upon the anniversary of queen Elizabeth's coronation.
"The Works of John Dryden, Vol. 6 (of 18)" by John Dryden
They knew him in a moment, he looked so much like his effigies that they used to make in their yards.
"The Pot of Gold" by Mary E. Wilkins
Lastly, may be mentioned the adhesives bearing the familiar effigy of "Germania," overprinted for use in Belgium.
"Peeps at Postage Stamps" by Stanley Currie Johnson
This interesting monumental effigy is carved in a common kind of stone, called by the masons fire-stone.
"The History of the Knights Templars, the Temple Church, and the Temple" by Charles G. Addison
The crown of John is shown on his effigy at Worcester, though unfortunately it is rather badly mutilated.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 7" by Various
Upon the inner side of the effigy is an elevated circular space covered with stones which have been much burned.
"Ophiolatreia" by Anonymous
This was that Alderman Henry Smith whose tomb and effigy are so conspicuous in the parish church.
"The Portsmouth Road and Its Tributaries" by Charles G. Harper
Torell modelled and cast the effigy of Henry III.
"English Painters" by Harry John Wilmot-Buxton
An effigy of Sir George with his two wives (perhaps this is the cause of his uneasiness) may be seen in Stogumber church, about a mile away.
"Nooks and Corners of Old England" by Allan Fea
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In poetry:

to the wind and the sky fills up
before we are out of bed. O infinite
our siestas! adobe effigies in a land
that is sick of us and our tanned flesh.
"Ann Arbor Variations" by Frank O Hara
Youth comes by with head high-reared,
Stares in scorn at these august
Effigies by age revered—
Gilded shapes of Greed and Lust—
Shakes them into rags and dust.
"Tamerlane" by Victor James Daley
Italy's effigy lies 'neath his fingers,
Lombardy rests in the fold of his hand,
While on his lips an expression still lingers,
Stamped by a character born to command.
"To The Portrait Of Napoleon, As First Consul" by John Lawson Stoddard
They wear The Crucifix as they are meant to do.
Why do their little crosses trouble you?
The effigies that I have made are genuine,
(I think it would be better to be a Jew).
"My Friend, My Friend" by Anne Sexton
When the effigy of Washington
In its bronze was reared on high
'Twas mine, with others, now long gone.
Beneath a stormy sky,
To utter to the multitude
His name that cannot die.
"The Lee Memorial Ode" by James Barron Hope
Two lovers to a midnight meadow came
High in the hills, to lie there hand and hand
Like effigies and look up at the stars,
The never-setting ones set in the North
To circle the Pole in idiot majesty,
And wonder what was given them to wonder.
"Amateurs of Heaven" by Howard Nemerov

In news:

Eric Smith said he came up with the effigy idea when he was shopping at a Halloween store and saw the Obama mask, adding that he would have also made an effigy of Mitt Romney, but there weren't any masks.
A disabled man used an effigy of President Barack Obama in a Halloween display that earned a visit from the US Secret Service.
His parents, who live with him but are out of town for the weekend, are "good citizens" who Jones could not imagine creating the effigies either.
An effigy of President Barack Obama in Moreno Valley is shown in this photo provided by the Press-Enterprise.
Experts disagree over Obama effigy 's meaning.
Effigy of President Barack Obama.
It's an effigy of President Barack Obama hanging from a tree by a noose around his neck.
"These young adults need to watch the news and learn some history "why" burning effigies are distasteful.
Is it OK to burn a figure of an opposing team's player in effigy at a pep rally.
Angry football fans hung in effigy Cleveland Browns owner Art Modell outside the stadium.
They said during a Manhattan news conference that they were subjected to humiliations that included stripping naked and taking a baseball bat to effigies of their mothers.
Students from St Mary's Parochial School escort effigies of Adolf Hitler and Emperor Hirohito toward a watery grave in the Schuylkill River during a Reading war bond drive in 1943.
The bonfires are traditionally topped with an effigy of Fawkes but have been decorated with contemporary figures over recent years.
Bonfire night revellers burn Armstrong effigy on Guy Fawkes night.
"On one occasion, Downing instructed Unger to beat an effigy of his mother with a tennis racket, as though killing her, and encouraged Unger to scream at his mother while beating her effigy," the suit said.
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