from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An inflatable, vestlike life preserver.
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- n. Nickname for a type of life jacket used by Allied forces in World War II having an inflatable rubber bag on the chest of the wearer.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- proper n. An inflatable life jacket, originally used as a personal flotation device by aviators downed at sea.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. United States film actress (1892-1980)
- n. an inflatable life jacket
Actually, to paraphrase Mae West, “public” has nothing to do with it.
I may have gotten Ann's poem a bit wrong, but the idea of Mae West as Moon is absolutely hot and bothered, stunning and right, and I can hardly wait for this October's late night burlesque.
But when I read this uncharacteristically sincere sentiment, all I can think of is Mae West's line: "I used to be Snow White, but I drifted."
So you get everything from the proto-sauciness of Mae West's 1933 She Done Him Wrong through to the YBA Gillian Wearing's first film Self Made, for which she typically placed an ad in a local paper saying, Would you like to be in a film?
As Mae West once put it: "I used to be Snow White, but I drifted."
Mae West liked a guy who took his time, and Mike Leigh certainly exercises that privilege in this 2¾-hour play originally seen at Hampstead in 1979.
In Brooklyn's Cypress Hills Cemetery, $770 buys an urn niche and the pride of sharing a permanent home with Jackie Robinson , Mae West and famed recluse/hoarder Langley Collyer .
Remembering my thought about calling myself Mae West and Maxine lighting my hair on fire, I smiled to myself.
I was willing to bet that, if I had claimed to be Mae West and asked her to set my hair on fire for me, this lady—without losing her unshakable and in-control demeanor—would have simply poured something on my head and told me it was flammable while she texted the higher-ups and ordered a psychiatric evaluation for me.
And maybe Murdoch acknowledging such a welcome is repeating the words as Mae West famously said in February 1936, at the railway station in Los Angeles upon her return from Chicago, when funnily enough a Los Angeles police officer was assigned to escort her home.......