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  • proper n. A painting by Leonardo Da Vinci, widely considered as the most famous painting in history.

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  • Jeff Fushi, a dealer of rare violins in Chicago, is selling what he calls the Mona Lisa of violins on behalf of a London banker.

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  • Woman arrested at the Louvre for throwing a hot cup of tea at Mona Lisa derived from the Greek words koulon (limb) and

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  • Part of the novel hinges on decoding the original meaning of "Mona Lisa" -- a name not used for the picture until the 19th century.

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  • In fact, because the crew was forbidden to shine direct light onto certain paintings, Leonardo da Vinci's actual "Mona Lisa" -- which plays a key role in the story's opening set piece -- was completely off-limits.

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  • "Mona Lisa" - there's nothing that sounds like that.

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  • And so, in the philanthropic spirit, and for the sake of all those "Mona Lisa" - esque pornos you've yet to watch, it's time to talk about the merits of porn that go beyond the actual sex.

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  • Audio guides are even worse, because if you get the wrong number, even by one, you can spend the next 10 years thinking that the Mona Lisa is a revolutionary example of Action Painting.

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  • His goal: debunk claims that the Mona Lisa is a self-portrait of the painter and, if possible, prove he was a vegetarian — a hunch Mr. Vinceti has had for years.

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  • I need to tell her that the Mona Lisa was the original cholla.

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  • And he kept saying, "I've got a script here, something called Mona Lisa - have you heard if it's any good?"

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