lay figure

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dummy in the form of an artist's jointed model of the human body

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The stuffed lay figure that was displaced by the fashion mannequin takes its final bow in Oskar Kokoschka's drawings of the life-size doll he had made in Munich in 1918 as a replacement for his ex-lover Alma Mahler.
His goal was to provide a view of ``the Negro as a participant rather than as a lay figure in history.
Bailey may be editorializing here in a way that her other work mostly avoids, but the neutrality--the contentlessness--of the lay figure allows this.
Now, the British parson plays a very important part in English national life, especially in country parishes and provincial towns, and until the publication of Barchester Towers, he had been treated by our novelists as a mere lay figure.
However, Constantine's clothing makes it clear that he was not a cleric, but a senior lay figure (Fig.
The Orthodox Gathering called on the church's next patriarch to develop a framework that would allow the sect's religious and lay figures to share decision-making.