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  • n. Plural form of Vandyke.


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  • He wasn’t sure what to expect, for the only hypnotists he’d ever seen were on TV shows, and they were always older men with intense eyes who wore dark suits and had mustaches and trim pointed beards called Vandykes.

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  • Bareacres Castle was theirs, too, with all its costly pictures, furniture, and articles of vertu — the magnificent Vandykes; the noble Reynolds pictures; the Lawrence portraits, tawdry and beautiful, and, thirty years ago, deemed as precious as works of real genius; the matchless Dancing Nymph of

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  • There are two exquisite Vandykes (whatever Sir Joshua may say of them), and in which the very management of the gray tones which the

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  • The color of one of those Vandykes is as fine as FINE Paul

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  • During the season you'll get your berets and smocks and Vandykes.

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  • The edges of the Vandykes are trimmed with tatting, of which five graduated ones surround each.

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  • Although these apartments and the long library were full of good family portraits, Vandykes and others, and though there were some good pictures, and a quadrangle cloister full of antique and modern statuary, —to which C., catalogue in hand, did all too much justice, —yet the eye was still drawn to the windows, to a magnificent lawn, on which grew the finest cedars in England.

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  • She sold two Vandykes and a little silver for eleven thousand pounds and she raised, on mortgage, twenty-nine thousand.

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  • So she had to get the twenty-nine thousand back, for she did not regard the Vandykes and the silver as things she would have to replace.

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  • The mortgages were all paid off, so that, except for the departure of the two Vandykes and the silver, they were as well off as they had been before the Dolciquita had acted the locust.

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