arabesque


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position in which the dancer has one leg raised behind and arms outstretched in a conventional pose

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an ornament that interlaces simulated foliage in an intricate design

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The walls are prepared with a glossy paper of a silver gray tint, spotted with small Arabesque devices of a fainter hue of the prevalent crimson.
Furniture had been made for it specially, upholstered in beautiful ribbed stuff, made to order, of dull gold colour with a pale blue tracery of arabesques and oval medallions enclosing Rita's monogram, repeated on the backs of chairs and sofas, and on the heavy curtains reaching from ceiling to floor.
One can distinguish on its ruins three sorts of lesions, all three of which cut into it at different depths; first, time, which has insensibly notched its surface here and there, and gnawed it everywhere; next, political and religious revolution, which, blind and wrathful by nature, have flung themselves tumultuously upon it, torn its rich garment of carving and sculpture, burst its rose windows, broken its necklace of arabesques and tiny figures, torn out its statues, sometimes because of their mitres, sometimes because of their crowns; lastly, fashions, even more grotesque and foolish, which, since the anarchical and splendid deviations of the Renaissance, have followed each other in the necessary decadence of architecture.
Statues, stained glass, rose windows, arabesques, denticulations, capitals, bas-reliefs,--she combines all these imaginings according to the arrangement which best suits her.
The friezes ornamented with arabesques, and the pediments which crowned the pilasters, conferred richness and grace on every part of the building, while the domes which surmounted the whole added proportion and majesty.
Elegant buffets made by Boulle, also purchased by the auctioneer, furnished the sides of the room, at the end of which sparkled the brass arabesques inlaid in tortoise-shell of the first tall clock that reappeared in the nineteenth century to claim honor for the masterpieces of the seventeenth.
His smallest acts were prepared and unexpected, his speeches grave, his sentences ominous like hints and complicated like arabesques.
Jacobs himself, familiarly known as Old Goggles, from his habit of wearing spectacles, imposed no painful awe; and if it was the property of snuffy old hypocrites like him to write like copperplate and surround their signatures with arabesques, to spell without forethought, and to spout "my name is Norval" without bungling, Tom, for his part, was glad he was not in danger of those mean accomplishments.
Kitt would later earn the distinction of being the first author for the Arabesque line, and she has since carved out a niche writing interracial romance for Signet.
The company's proven position is further evidenced with its newly-created subsidiaries and new Fall season programming such as BET Live From LA and BET Arabesque Films (10 made for TV original films).
It wasn't until I was sitting opposite Mikhail Baryshnikov in a cafe in 1999 and listening to him rattle off my new work schedule, that I began to think less about my heart and more about my mediocre arabesque.
After the success of their romance book imprint Arabesque, the first line of original African-American romance novels from a major publishing house, BET Books has launched Sepia, a bold new imprint featuring fiction from award-winning authors as well as new voices.
Arabesque is expected to formally unveil its product and business strategy, as well as its second round of funding, next week when the company is officially launched.
A tableau worthy of Delacroix followed--Leslie Johnson swept into an arabesque at the center of the clustered group, while some pulled her forward and others restrained her.
Alan Cremers has successfully led Arabesque through our most recent rounds of funding, with investors as diverse as Intel Corporation, leading European telephone companies, and well-known venture capital firms," said George Sollman, president and CEO, and co-founder of Arabesque.