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figurehead
used in The Witch of Blackbird Pond

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Definition
a person who appears to be the leader of an organization, but who really has no power
  • Always she waited, her eyes straining to make out the figure on the prow, and always, at the sight of those strange, glistening white figureheads, her heart sank.
    p. 246.7
  • Nat and the redheaded seaman who had painted the Dolphin's figurehead that morning on the river were cheerfully exchanging insults with a cluster of young bound boys who had stopped to enjoy the spectacle, the two culprits holding their own in an unchastened manner that delighted the onlookers.
    p. 166.7

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