ape (n.)
mimic, imitator, impersonator
Cym II.ii.31[Iachimo to himself] sleep, thou ape of death
LLL V.ii.325[Berowne to all, of Boyet] This is the ape of form
WT V.ii.98[Third Gentleman to all, of the sculptor of Hermione's statue] he ... would beguile Nature of her custom, so perfectly he is her ape
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