from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A silhouette.


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  • Jamie is his shadow-figure, and his demon lover, and his Belle Dame Sans Merci, but also a scared kid.

    Book Review, Etc

  • A great shadow-figure, like Soulcatcher but tall enough to brush the ceiling beams, bent and skewered One-Eye with an accusing finger.

    The Black Company

  • He shrank against the metal partition at the rear of his bunk, his mind painting the shadow-figure with the pale face, cold eyes, and dark uniform of a Political Officer.

    The Heirs of Babylon

  • If we conceive an ultra-enlarged model of a molecule, taken at a certain moment - because the atoms are not at a standstill within the molecule - and place a white screen on the one side of the model, while the other is exposed to light, a shadow-figure, also called a projection, of the molecule is obtained on the screen, showing the position of the atoms in their relation to each other.

    Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1937 - Presentation Speech

  • The shadow-figure, traced in lines of light, this time adorned the other end of the spinney's edge.

    Under Fire: the story of a squad

  • For example, they have a photo that they took at the Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs, Ark. They say it's a shadow-figure wearing a cowboy hat, sitting at a table when no one was in the room.



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