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used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

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a person who appears to be the leader of an organization, but who really has no power
  • When the forklift driver had the crate secured, Owen hopped on one of the tines of the fork— he rode thus, the short distance across the runway to the waiting hearse, like the figurehead on the prow of a ship.
    p. 596.6

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