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Guy

Guy

BEING EVIDENCE THAT EVOLUTION EXISTS AND IS A FORCE FOR GOOD

n. — (1806) an effigy of Guy Fawkes, traditionally [burned] on Nov. 5, the anniversary of the Gunpowder Plot
— (1836) a person of grotesque appearance; a fright
— (1846) a fellow, a chap, a swell
— (1863) a man, generally; swellness not required
— (1876) plural: a group; specific gender not required

fm. a name

first published. 1806

inspiration. a man named Guy

featured image. Henry Peronett Briggs. The Discovery of the Gunpowder Plot and the Taking of Guy Fawkes, 1823. Laing Art Gallery.

Guy

 

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