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- adjective Of or pertaining to
Cleopatraor her governmentor reign; for example, resembling her commanding beauty.
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Early stars such as Theda Bara used the effect as a kind of shorthand for Cleopatran vampishness, and Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow in Caribbean did so recently - although the kohl he uses is certainly not made from grinding galena (