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  • Nine distinctly industrial engine stands – here meticulously brass-plated – hold aloft not so much illuminations of religious renewal as some kind of embodiment of collective loss, a series of uprooted and half burnt-out olive trees.

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  • But in doing so, Stephan Elliott (who wrote and directed the movie) and Allan Scott (who collaborated on the book) have leached out every bit of sentiment from the film, replacing it with brass-plated showbiz pseudo-feeling.

    Choking on Sequins

  • Gladys Ramirez shines no less brightly as Veronica, the foul-mouthed working-class babe whose brass-plated charms set Mr. Guirgis's farce-style plot in motion.

    Into the (Spot)light

  • Yes, Sister Jamison Connelly is a foul-mouthed, tough-talking dame with a heart of brass-plated gold, and yes, Ms. Turner's Janie-One-Note performance is so thickly mannered as to suggest that the producers of "High" have engaged a Kathleen Turner robot instead of the real thing.

    Turner, in Her Usual Role

  • “Thanks, Mrs. Winstead,” I said, picking up her name from the brass-plated sign on her desk.

    Lifted

  • The coast seems clear, and I edge my way up to the store's brass-plated doors; they're locked, and won't open until ten o'clock.

    At the Brooks Brothers Hip Hop Summit

  • Dr. Laura is a 24 karat, raw gum, brass-plated hypocrite.

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  • And directly across the street, just down from the Collège Sainte-Barbe of the Sorbonne, stood one of the finest addresses of the Left Bank: the elegant Monte Carlo, a brass-plated apartment building where the mistress of the late president of France, a fiery Socialist, was known to be kept in magnificent ancien régime style in a third-floor flat.

    The Hundred-Foot Journey

  • Sales of the distinctive $195 ballet slipper with a double-T logo on a brass-plated buckle exceeded retailers 'expectations, at more than 250,000 pairs in more than a dozen shades since it appeared on store shelves in 2006.

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  • Inspector Jean-Jacques Bizot considered that it looked like the last slice of wedding cake, as he walked up to the wooden brass-plated door.

    The Art Thief

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