American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- abbr. Latin Senatus Populusque Romanus (the Senate and the people of Rome)
“From there it was over to Ponsonby's hippest bar / restaurant -- an entertainment industry haunt called SPQR -- which saw Paul walk in and immediately cleared off the best table in the house.”
“When leaving the airport, choose a Rome city cab (look for "SPQR" on the door), and you will save around $28.”
“John Maddox Roberts, author of the SPQR mystery novels set in ancient Rome, attempts a daring feat of alternate history.”
“Shock, squeeze dry and puree in a food processor with a garlic clove, a little parsley, slivered almonds, olive oil, salt and a lot of ground pepper. — chef Matthew Accarrino, SPQR in San Francisco”
“This blind wine tasting competition, run in the style of a celebrity poker tournament, gives you the opportunity to compete with some of the most prestigious wine talent in the country: David Lynch (Quince), Joe Campanale (Dell'anima), Shelley Lindgren (A16 and SPQR), Bobby Stuckey (Frasca Food and Wine), and Richard Betts, to name a few.”
“SPQR: That the ship was outside territorial waters is meaningless, its destination and purpose was known.”
“A mural opposite the glass entrance is by Bristol-based graffiti artist SPQR, the lobby resonates with lime-tinted mood lighting and groovy citrus leather chesterfields.”
“(The ill-feeling is reciprocated, the Neapolitan translation of SPQR being Sono porci, questi Romani.)”
“I also started re-reading John Maddox Roberts SPQR mysteries from the beginning.”
“Annabelle (the witch in question) was a lot of fun to write, but I have to admit that even more fun wassomeone created as part of theend of my story: Adelio Famagiusta, sorcerer and superstarcelebrity chef/food writer — — famous … for the chain of restaurants of which SPQR was flagship, as well as for his never-ending succession of cookbooks, his relentless self-promotion, his flamboyant lifestyle, and his temper.”
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