callipygian


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pertaining to or having finely developed buttocks

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There is something about the acres of wobbly bosoms and buttocks of his women of all ages (the callipygian female lead in his Candaules Showing his Wife to Gyges from Stockholm takes the prize in this category; Fig.
Mover frequently makes illusionist mischief, bringing flatness and dimensionality into illogical convergence--as in The Tiger's Wife, in which an elongated pink shape registers as a transparent flat plane on one end while, on the other, the artist has used shading to model two fleshy callipygian lobes.
Lovely Frankish women, foulfleshed and sinful, appearing proudly in public, ripped open and patched up, lacerated and mended, making love and selling themselves for gold, callipygian and graceful, like tipsy adolescents, they dedicated as a holy offering what they kept between their thighs, each trailed the train of her robe behind her, bewitched with her effulgence, swayed like a sapling, and longed to lose her robe.
In the remaining pages, I will argue that Ruiz's extensive use of statues--in particular the Callipygian Venus--throughout the film is one way, among others, that he calls attention to a material trace in the figural image.
My ribs were individually observable and palpable, and my butt--never callipygian at its best--disappeared.
The Stripping Point, overall, stands out for its marrying a minimalist aesthetic (there aren't lots of modifiers, the lines are often double-spaced at the minimum, creating an airy look, and there aren't many words to each page) to a dramatic diction--"trousseau," "riparian," "callipygian," "conflagration,"--and this interplay between bare-bones and baroque is exciting.
She was, quite simply, the only callipygian I'd ever met who knew what the word meant, and I guess for me, that clinched it.
The other top vote-getters, in alphabetical order, are callipygian, conundrum, delightful, flummox, hope, ineffable, isthmus, language, lovely, murmur, oxymoron, quintessential, squelch, and tintinnabulation.