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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.

Class I. Words Expressing Abstract Relations
Section II. Relation
3. Partial Relation

21. [Result of Imitation.] Copy.

   NOUN:COPY, facsimile, counterpart, effigies [L.], effigy, form, likeness, similitude, semblance, cast, tracing, ectype, electrotype; imitation [See Imitation]; model, representation, adumbration, study; “counterfeit presentment” [Hamlet]; portrait (representment) [See Representation]; resemblance.
  duplicate; transcript, transcription; counterscript; reflex, reflexion; shadow, echo; chip of the old block; reprint, replica, offprint, transfer, reproduction; second edition (repetition) [See Repetition]; réchauffé [F.]; apograph, fair copy, revise, rewriting.
  MATTER; manuscript, typescript or typoscript, flimsy [cant].
  PARODY, caricature, burlesque, travesty, travestie [F.], paraphrase; cartoon.
  servile copy, servile imitation; counterfeit (deception) [See Deception]; pasticcio [It.]
   ADJECTIVE:FAITHFUL; lifelike (similar) [See Similarity]; close, exact, strict, conscientious.
  1. Nature’s copy’s not eterne.—Macbeth
  2. Follow the copy though it fly out of the window.—Printers’ Saying
  3. Parody might indeed be defined as the worshipper’s halfholiday.—Chesterton