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  • A "kite tail top" had sail-like sashes floating from the back.

    Word of advice for spring wardrobe: caution

  • A large, dark-brown shape moves low over the long grass, suspended in the air from its broad, sail-like wings.

    Country Diary: Waltham Brooks

  • And certainly, on the bench that allows you to look at two paintings on facing walls, the monochrome " Composition with Circles 7 " and the sail-like blocks of " Arcadia 1, " you become conscious not only of the rhythms and underlying geometry of the work, but of the act of looking.

    The Beauty of Geometry

  • But there were monumental difficulties in working out the intricate machinery of the building's kinetic, sail-like structure, and the bill ultimately came out to $125 million.

    Pardon Us, But Our Museum Is Falling Apart

  • The sail-like structure, you don't it, as it is now.

    CNN Transcript Jan 07, 2010

  • Known ever since as the Droit House, it is now the worryingly - titled 'visitor intrepretation centre' for the planned Turner Contemporary Art Gallery which I think was once going to be a huge sail-like building anchored to the sea bed.

    Harbouring Thoughts

  • Royal Suite, Burj Al Arab, Dubai – $19,600 per night Since it was built in the mid-1990s, the Burj Al Arab has become one of the world's most instantly recognisable hotels with its billowing sail-like structure stretching out on an artificial island into the Gulf of Arabia.

    Diplomats Help Boost Rates at World's Most Expensive Hotels

  • The little dog sat down in the middle of the floor, head hanging and sail-like ears splayed out sideways.

    The Sky Inside

  • Burj Al Arab, the dreamy, sail-like hotel on the water in Dubai, surely serves one of the most impressive… runs about $7,500.

    A $10,000 COCKTAIL FOR TWO » Sociological Images

  • For one they include some of the most fantastically ornamented of all lizards, with numerous species sporting sail-like frills, spiky crests, horns, knobs and other structures.

    Harduns and toad-heads; a tale of arenicoly and over-looked convergence

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