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 for To burn in effigy
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Effigy \Ef"fi*gy\, n.; pl. Effigies. [L. effigies, fr.
     effingere to form, fashion; ex + fingere to form, shape,
     devise. See Feign.]
     The image, likeness, or representation of a person, whether a
     full figure, or a part; an imitative figure; -- commonly
     applied to sculptured likenesses, as those on monuments, or
     to those of the heads of princes on coins and medals,
     sometimes applied to portraits.
     [1913 Webster]
     To burn in effigy, or To hang in effigy, to burn or to
        hang an image or picture of a person, as a token of public
        [1913 Webster]

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