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  • n. Plural form of distillation.


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  • We watch Degas return habitually to certain poses, changing their meaning from explicit narratives to near-abstract distillations of the body in motion.

    Museums Reveal Degas's Nudes and Islam's Splendor

  • In "The Gun," Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, former Marine officer and Persian Gulf War veteran C.J. Chivers sets out to "lift the Kalashnikov out of the simplistic and manipulated distillations of its history."

    A history of the gun that made history

  • Anyway, here's Jarre conducting the Lawrence overture — one of the all-time great distillations of classical-music exoticism. posted by Matthew @ 11: 13 AM

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  • The gallery's press release appropriately evokes the haiku a a kind of verbal equivalent of these distillations of pure presence into a single, intense moment of insight.

    Peter Clothier: Gallery Rounds/Bergamot Station

  • What else had set her upon her long solitary walks, her quests for powerful and forgotten herbs, her brews and distillations?

    Science Fiction & Fantasy

  • His purist distillations of flat color and simple geometric shapes are refreshingly straightforward; at times dynamically Neoplastic, Constructivist or Suprematist, especially when seen among the Minimalism with which his art is often aligned.

    Contradictions, Equivocations

  • And so I thought you saw in just these many distillations those two different personalities and probably the more useful for the Democratic administration in the next six weeks would be listening to Bill Clinton.

    Week In News: GOP Pledge, Obama's Image, Zuckerberg

  • Stein's observations about racing and what it takes to be a racer are nothing short of distillations of Zen teaching and they are rendered beautifully.

    Archive 2010-03-01

  • As long as recordable history, beer, wine, and more potent distillations have held a mystique thought to be divine.

    Network Awesome: Alcohol and Charles Bukowski

  • When complete, Vermeer-like distillations of ephemeral color washes will appear and disappear depending on your proximity, the changing angle and modulation of Icelandic light.

    Steven Mesler: Olafur Eliasson in Iceland


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