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The Southern chivalry howled, and hanged or burned some one in effigy.

Possibly the informer could not have said why he was so zealous for the removal of the effigy.

So I adopt an explanation that I take from the anthropologists: burial in effigy.

He was buried in his own cathedral where his effigy still remains.

Criminals who evade punishment by flight are to be hanged in effigy.

A party was bringing an effigy of Mr Hope to burn on the pile.

Here lies the effigy of the bishop in a carved and richly gilded tomb.

Some asserted that he had been burned in effigy both in Spain and in Paris.

Mr. Douglas was reviled by his opponents and burned in effigy at the North.

Seven students and pastors who could not be found, were hanged in effigy.

WORD ORIGIN

1530s, "image of a person," from Middle French effigie (13c.), from Latin effigies "copy or imitation of something, likeness," from or related to effingere "mold, fashion, portray," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + fingere "to form, shape" (see fiction). The Latin word was regarded as plural and the -s was lopped off by 18c. Specifically associated with burning, hanging, etc., at least since 1670s.

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