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  • Though the No Stars half dime was a more faithful rendition of the cameo-like Liberty Seated design as implemented by Christian Gobrecht, objections were voiced about the “missing” stars.

    Liberty Seated Half Dime, Stars, No Drapery 1838-1840 : Coin Guide

  • The hood of her squirrel-skin parka was tossed back, revealing the cameo-like oval of her face outlined against her heavily-massed hair.

    THE RACE FOR NUMBER ONE

  • The room is crowded with trinkets -- a clutch of Wedgwood's cameo-like jasperware on a tabletop, a vitrine filled with mouse figures, a selection of fans mounted on the wall.

    Falls Church house is Victorian through and through

  • The room is crowded with trinkets -- a clutch of Wedgwood's cameo-like jasperware on a tabletop, a vitrine filled with mouse figures, a selection of fans mounted on the wall.

    Falls Church house is Victorian through and through

  • Then, as he gazed even deeper, he glimpsed in first one pupil and then the other, the cameo-like, perfect reflection of his own strange and familiar face.

    Raymond Carver

  • Though the No Stars half dime was a more faithful rendition of the cameo-like Liberty Seated design as implemented by Christian Gobrecht, objections were voiced about the “missing” stars.

    Liberty Seated Half Dime, Stars, No Drapery 1838-1840 : Coin Guide

  • The hood of her squirrel-skin parka was tossed back, revealing the cameo-like oval of her face outlined against her heavily-massed hair.

    THE RACE FOR NUMBER THREE

  • Thus the left hip and left breast present (cameo-like) a layer different and higher than the one which forms the corresponding parts on the right side of the body.

    The American Goliah

  • Sully Prudhomme's _tours de force_ of philosophic poetry -- when he unfolds his ideas upon 'Justice' or 'Happiness', for instance, under the form of a debate where masterly resources of phrase and image are compelled to the service of a rigorous logic; or in the brief cameo-like pieces on 'Memory', 'Habit', 'Forms', and similar unpromising abstractions, most nearly paralleled in English by the quatrains of Mr. William Watson.

    Recent Developments in European Thought

  • She had inherited the fine, cameo-like profile of her mother, but her hair was fair and very abundant.

    Virgilia or, out of the Lion's Mouth

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