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Model (cf. Module), 1) outline, pattern of something to be made, representation in little: “will it serve for any m. to build mischief on?” Ado I, 3, 48. “when we mean to build, we first survey the plot, then draw the m.” H4B I, 3, 42. “draw anew the m. in fewer offices,” H4B I, 3, 42 “the plot of situation and the m.” H4B I, 3, 42 “I'll draw the form and m. of our battle,” R3 V, 3, 24.
2) any thing shaped in imitation of something greater, a copy, image: “thy brother, who was the m. of thy father's life,” R2 I, 2, 28; cf. “the m. of our chaste love, his young daughter,” H8 IV, 2, 132; “princes are a m., which heaven makes like to itself,” Per. II, 2, 11. “that small m. of the barren earth which serves as paste and cover to our bones,” R2 III, 2, 153 (the grave, which, to the dead, represents the whole earth. "According to Malone, the king means to say that the earth placed upon the body assumes its form; according to Douce, model seems to mean in this place a measure, portion, or quantity." Dyce. cf. besides mould in Edward III, A. V, Sc. 3: the pillars of his herse shall be their bones; the mould that covers him, their cities' ashes). “showing, as in a m., our firm estate,” R2 III, 4, 42. “thou, the m. where old Troy did stand,” V, 1, 11. “O England, m. to thy inward greatness, like little body with a mighty heart,” H5 II Chor. H5 II Chor.*“my father's signet, which was the m. of that Danish seal,” Hml. V, 2, 50.
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