Part of speech: noun

A picture or a stuffed figure representing a person.

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Usage examples "effigy":

  1. The late Sir Thomas looked at his widow, in effigy, from the wall opposite the end of the bed. - "Man and Wife", Wilkie Collins.
  2. " Comfort whom, where, and what thou wilt, miserable effigy of manhood! - "The Water-Witch or, The Skimmer of the Seas", James Fenimore Cooper.
  3. And the same can be said of the Cherokee effigy mounds. - "Virginia Architecture in the Seventeenth Century", Henry Chandlee Forman.