Lay-figure



noun
1.
a jointed model of the human body, usually of wood, from which artists work in the absence of a living model.
2.
a similar figure used in shops to display costumes.
3.
a person of no importance, individuality, distinction, etc.; nonentity.
noun
1.
an artist’s jointed dummy, used in place of a live model, esp for studying effects of drapery
2.
a person considered to be subservient or unimportant

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