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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of brilliantine.


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  • Sunday service can feature brilliantined choirboys, or an organist, or dancing women in kente cloth.

    The Velvet Reformation

  • For all his brilliantined resemblance to one of J.C. Leyendecker's Arrow C.llar ads, Mr. Raabe keys his panache to his real passion: the music.

    The Wunderbar Max Raabe

  • Maher by contrast is all slickness and centrality — brilliantined, bespoke, with that pampered chuckle and long, connoisseurial nose.

    An Atheist Walks Into a Bar …

  • The pants fit equally well over legs that were like tree stumps, and his polished shoes and brilliantined, combed-back hair both reflected the light from the hanging globes above.


  • Oh … and David Wilcox was there, standing beside the burly, cold-eyed man with the expensive suit and brilliantined hair.


  • Slowly at first, and then with increasing confidence, Ruby described Frankie, the man with the brilliantined hair.


  • It is all an expression of its owner, Hervé Regent, who arrived in the middle of the dinner service at the Toulouse Lautrec wearing a black frock coat, a cowboy-style spaghetti string tie, with brilliantined hair, and the kind of moustache joke shops model theirs on.

    Restaurant review: Brasserie Toulouse Lautrec

  • Hobbs, The Master, was genial and unassuming; Sutcliffe's brilliantined hair came with an equally orderly, flattened-down temperament.

    The Ashes 2010: Andrew Strauss and Alastair Cook join the greats

  • Duncan you are well on your way to becoming the modern incarnation of the bitter brilliantined oddities that were the typical anti marketers of 1975.

    Priestly Castes and Political Exclusion

  • That vaguely British but clearly spurious accent? your ridiculously brilliantined hair? the Latin tags sprinkled in once per page?

    Ferule & Fescue


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  • 'Do you seriously imagine a girl like that

    could be interested in an ageing, brilliantined stick insect like you?'

    —Sybil to Basil, Fawlty Towers

    November 11, 2008