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The Hound of the Baskervilles
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effigy -- as in: burned in effigy
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The Hound of the Baskervilles
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  • I have no doubt, for example, that the Fernworthy people will burn me in effigy to-night.
  • For all they cared it might have been me, instead of my effigy, which these rascals burned at the stake.
  • He is learned in old manorial and communal rights, and he applies his knowledge sometimes in favour of the villagers of Fernworthy and sometimes against them, so that he is periodically either carried in triumph down the village street or else burned in effigy, according to his latest exploit.

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  • Deep down, the dude who gave me the Jell-O knees was an effigy, a mask over a faceless face that probably ten thousand years ago looked like a squid or something.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • A man so despised, so foul tempered, so robotically inflexible that on the last day of eighth grade we defaced his yearbook picture with staples and left it like an effigy behind his seat.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

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