To hang in effigy
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. [1913 Webster]

{To burn in effigy}, or {To hang in effigy}, to burn or to hang an image or picture of a person, as a token of public odium. [1913 Webster]


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  • To burn in effigy — 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;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hang in effigy — or[burn in effigy] {v. phr.} To hang or burn a figure, usually a stuffed dummy, representing a person who is disliked or scorned. * /When the high school team lost the championship game, the coach was hung in effigy by the townspeople./ * /During …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hang in effigy — or[burn in effigy] {v. phr.} To hang or burn a figure, usually a stuffed dummy, representing a person who is disliked or scorned. * /When the high school team lost the championship game, the coach was hung in effigy by the townspeople./ * /During …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hang in effigy — Synonyms and related words: attaint, bespatter, blacken, blot, blow upon, brand, censure, defame, defile, disapprove, disparage, expose, expose to infamy, gibbet, pillory, reprimand, slur, smear, soil, stain, stigmatize, sully, taint, tarnish,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • burn\ in\ effigy — • hang in effigy • burn in effigy v. phr. To hang or burn a figure, usually a stuffed dummy, representing a person who is disliked or scorned. When the high school team lost the championship game, the coach was hung in effigy by the townspeople.… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hang — I. verb (hung; also hanged; hanging) Etymology: partly from Middle English hon, from Old English hōn, verbt.; partly from Middle English hangen, from Old English hangian, verbi. & verbt.; both akin to Old High German hāhan, verbt., to hang,… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • effigy — n. to burn; hang smb. in effigy * * * [ efɪdʒɪ] hang smb. in effigy to bum …   Combinatory dictionary

  • To turn tail — Tail Tail, n. [AS. t[ae]gel, t[ae]gl; akin to G. zagel, Icel. tagl, Sw. tagel, Goth. tagl hair. [root]59.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) The terminal, and usually flexible, posterior appendage of an animal. [1913 Webster] Note: The tail of mammals and reptiles… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 1991 in music — See also: * 1991 in music (UK) * * EventsThe year 1991 was the year that grunge music made its popular breakthrough. Nirvana s Nevermind , led by the surprise hit single Smells Like Teen Spirit , became the most popular U.S. album of the year.… …   Wikipedia

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