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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of decorate.


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  • Virenque, a renowned climber whose name decorates the roads of the Tour's steepest stages.

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  • A nymph from Syracuse is framed in the coinage that decorates bags, which also suggest the ancient Roman world in their colors of sand and clay.

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  • SQLAlchemy "decorates" classes with non-intrusive property accessors to automatically log object creates and modifications with the UnitOfWork engine, to lazyload related data, as well as to track attribute change histories.

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  • This sick individual first "decorates" his victims before killing them with a saw or asphyxiation by spray-on snow.

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  • "decorates" her walls -- when success means not so much painting fine pictures as building fine houses to paint in -- the greatest compliment you can pay to a man of genius is surely to call him either a beggar or a madman. '


  • S. frondaria both (i) modifies its body coloration-from light brown to dark red to golden yellow to whitish grey-depending on its environment's color; and (ii) "decorates" itself with plant material found in this environment-pedals, leaves, etc. -by attaching such materials to its back with silk (see this journal article: here, and another shot by someone else is below.

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  • Photograph by Adam Golfer Amanpour acquired this painting, which decorates her study, 20 years ago, when she visited the Khayelitsha township in Cape Town, South Africa.

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  • "The Chariot of Aurora" 1721-22, by the Venetian artist Pellegrini, decorates the ceiling.

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  • One morning in early November, Mark Brye looked out from his rural home and noticed the elk sculpture that decorates his lawn was lying on its side.

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  • Cara Jo Miller , a Detroit photographer and Web designer, says she decorates her downtown high-rise apartment with lights all year long, but admits to getting "a little excessive" during the holiday season.

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