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The Da Vinci Code
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  • Considered the most anatomically correct drawing of its day, Da Vinci’s The Vitruvian Man had become a modern-day icon of culture, appearing on posters, mouse pads, and T-shirts around the world.
  • Don’t get a symbologist started on Christian icons.

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  • Sophie, are you familiar with the modern icons for male and female?
  • Langdon drew another icon on the paper.
  • /\ "This symbol is the original icon for male," he told her.
  • This icon is formally known as the blade, and it represents aggression and manhood.

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as in: computer icon Define
a graphic symbol (usually a simple picture) used to indicate a concept -- such as a symbol on the computer screen that will run a program when clicked
as in: pop culture icon Define
someone or something famous that represents something in a culture -- typically greatly admired
as in: holy icon Define
a religious artwork -- typically a painting of one or more religious figures -- often treated as a sacred item
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