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symbol

noun abbreviation, badge, clue, connotation, cue, delineation, depiction, emblem, enactment, ensign, exponent, gesture, image, index, indication, manifestation, mark, model, notation, note, picture, portrayal, seal, sign, signal, signification, symbolum, symptom, token, trademark, visible sign
Associated concepts: trademark
See also: device, earmark, example, indicant, indication, indicator, manifestation, representative, substitute, suggestion, token, trademark

SYMBOL. A sign; a token; a representation of one thing by another.
     2. A symbolical delivery is equivalent, in many cases, in its legal effects, to actual delivery; as, for example, the delivery of the keys of a warehouse in which goods are deposited, is a delivery sufficient to transfer the property. 1 Atk. 171; 5 John. 335; 2 T. R. 462; 7 T. R. 71; 2 Campb. 243; 1 East, R. 194; 3 Caines, 182; 1 Esp. 598; 3 B. & C. 423.

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The knives as phallic symbols are in Suzanne's fantasy "unexplained," which suggests that their symbolic power can be questioned.
The earlier chapters offer only sporadic mention of castrating and phallic symbols, but nothing that could be defined as a true psychoanalytical approach.
Guns appear as conscious violent phallic symbols for example in chants of the U.
Lacking an antecedent, the third-person pronouns can all be read either as "it" or "he," so that it becomes impossible to distinguish the lute from the man, the phallic symbol from the phallus itself:
REMARKED about his sports car: "A fast car is a phallic symbol.
Percy Levy, a director of the demolition company chat was eventually to dismande both the dome and the Skylon, still chuckles at the memory: `it was a phallic symbol really, the dome and the thrusting spire.
The stream of her urine could constitute a phallic symbol.
It took shape after he saw the amount of media attention generated by his phallic symbol prank on a Llandegla hillside earlier this year (see below).
Don't know about anyone else but it was pretty obvious to me that the "mysterious double disc joined by two lines" was a phallic symbol.
Academics, often earnestly seizing upon the Alice books as a coat-hanger for their own fantasies, have variously interpreted Carroll's representation of Alice Liddell as pastoral swain and phallic symbol, as Jungian anima and the first acid-head in children's literature; have laid bare the books themselves as allegories of philosophical systems and Darwinian evolution, of the Oxford Movement and Victorian toilet training.
In the final task, Ambrose won over architects and property experts with his design for a new building on London's South Bank, although some said it looked like a flaccid-looking phallic symbol.
James May, magazine contributing editor and TV presenter, said: "Every psychologist in the world has some hackneyed theory on the relationship between sexuality and cars - that the E-type Jaguar is really just a phallic symbol, or that the Nissan Micra is modelled on a lady's bottom.