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  • Religious icons sit in niches in the vast, cool, temple-like interior; fat white buddhas keep guard outside.

    Acquiring a Taste for the Spice of Life

  • What I do need is a temple-like background so Ork can shoot some pictures of both Ellenora and Amelie ...

    requests - giving mood

  • A sketch for a temple-like entrance to the house, with stairs, wound up in the discard pile (too out of character with the neighborhood), as did one for inflatable bedrooms (too pricey).

    A New Addition

  • It is a wooden building with a temple-like facade, including three pylons, and obelisk-shaped fence posts.

    19th-Century Egyptian Revivalism

  • Oh: I was in a way grateful that her performance in the anthology film was limited to a snippet - although to hear her singing Running Up That Hill live over the temple-like Egyptian's mighty sound system as I first entered the cinema was, for me, admittedly dreamlike.

    Gregory Weinkauf: The Secret Policeman's Film Festival: Be There -- With Balls On!

  • But as soon as we got to the base of the huge, Mormon temple-like castle and came upon every one of the Disney characters -- and I mean every single one -- performing an elaborate dance number together, Eve suddenly looked stunned, and not in a good way.

    Suz Redfearn: Cinderella Bitch Slap

  • This lessened the arduous task of constructing his sculpture: a 13-foot-high, 40-foot-wide temple-like structure with a living green roof kept alive by its own custom-made watering system.

    What Grew Amid the Ashes

  • Neither the Ancient Greeks nor Romans had ever built houses remotely like this -- indeed, Palladio was mistaken in thinking that they ever applied temple-like porticoes to their houses at all.

    How I Spent a Few Days in Palladio's World

  • Last week at Obama's acceptance speech, that spirit exalted itself in front of a Greek temple-like stage, and to a huge audience like in a Roman arena.

    Steven Waldman: Was Sarah Palin Sent By God to Battle the Anti-Christ?

  • Flag description: three equal vertical bands of black (hoist), red, and green, with a gold emblem centered on the red band; the emblem features a temple-like structure encircled by a wreath on the left and right and by a bold Islamic inscription above

    Afghanistan

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