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figurehead -- as in: he is just a figurehead
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Treasure Island
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  • I saw the most wonderful figureheads, that had all been far over the ocean.
  • "And a brave lad you were, and smart too," answered Silver, shaking hands so heartily that all the barrel shook, "and a finer figurehead for a gentleman of fortune I never clapped my eyes on."
  • 9 Powder and Arms THE HISPANIOLA lay some way out, and we went under the figureheads and round the sterns of many other ships, and their cables sometimes grated underneath our keel, and sometimes swung above us.

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  • Is she a real leader or a figurehead?
  • The administration fired all employees hired under the junta’s civilian figurehead government.

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