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At the time Perkins was selling pictures, good primitives were readily available, and none of the self-respecting New York collectors with whom he dealt would have contemplated buying a panel by the Master of Sant' Ivo in which the Child's head is partially effaced, a Bicci di Lorenzo in which the lateral saints are severed through the hips, a flattened Segna discarded from the Home Collection, two much-damaged little Madonnas ascribed to Pietro Lorenzetti, half a battered Bartolo di Fredi, a head cut out of an altarpiece by Pier Francesco Fiorentino, or a titivated and regilded Christ Child by the Pseudo-Pier Francesco Fiorentino.
It came titivated, of course - what I could see of it in the dark - and tasted good.
The latest Boxster, the S, has been cosmetically titivated here and there, but not much has changed over its short lifetime.
Helena Whitbread's I Know My Own Heart, a selection of her voluminous diaries published in 1988, established her lesbian identity and aroused a public interest which was subsequently titivated by newspaper articles and television programmes.
Tacked on at the end is a slightly titivated version of the last four bars of the following Allemanda.
Wolfart gives a sensitive description of the literary forms in the book which have not been "bridged or expurgated, titivated or reshaped" (p.
As the steam rose on the stove and the smells from the oven titivated the taste buds, my nose would rise like a Bisto kid and the ladies of the house would take a modest drink.
To some, the term "Gild the Lily" suggests titivating that which is already gorgeous and needing not in the least to be titivated.
A few months down the line, when our newly famous person has been dumped by their record company, they come on time, alone, and are titivated by the TV company's make-up and hair person.
But for a truly surreal experience visit the purpose-built township of Celebration - a must-see film set of a community where perfection is cloned with oh-so neat boutiques, titivated gardens, electric buggy-like cars and easy-listening music pumped from the bushes to soothe the inhabitants.
On traditional suburban developments, and even village infill, 'tradeoff' with planners can often be spotted: the row of plainer and smaller houses that are obviously 'social', a stone's throw from the adorned and titivated open market homes.
But the three top hats he carried across the car park were there to be titivated by Dinah Nicholson, whose husband David trains the Brown jumpers.
They are looking for new victims and anyone who knows someone who is in need of having their house cleaned, cleared or titivated, can contact them by e-mail <housesbehavingbadly@bbc.
The old Halifax Building Society had had its ground floor exterior titivated as a glamorous New York shop front for shooting the new film version of Alfie, starring Jude Law.
We don't particularly want your fancy houses in the middle of a public open space, and an irrelevant puddle and a titivated bog won't persuade us.