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  • Patronising Holloway for saying so is a bit like shushing the child who saw through the emperor's new clothes.

    The more I hear of the World Cup bid the more I like bog-snorkelling

  • But at last, a debate is percolating about the extent to which the emperor's clothes exist.

    Andrew Luck, Mortal

  • Hours later, when nearly 400 bodies had been removed from the smoldering ruin, the policeman heading the recovery operation reported to the emperor's famously tender-hearted cousin, Archduke Albrecht, "All saved, Your Imperial Highness."

    Modernism's Austrian Rebels

  • These, he said, were hugely admired by American visitors, like the emperor's new clothes.

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  • When you was spieling that Adam Strang yarn, I remember you mentioned playing chess with that royal souse of an emperor's brother.

    Chapter 16

  • For the uninitiated, this might sound a little like the story of the emperor's new clothes, but fine wine should be identifiable by where it is produced.

    Brad Haskel: Terroir: The Dividing Line in Wine

  • Bernardino de Sahagún, in the Florentine Codex, describes the banquets he witnessed at Moctezuma's palace, where three hundred dishes a day were prepared for the emperor's personnal approval and satisfaction.

    The Mexican kitchen: a taste for all seasons

  • It puts this pressure on me to where I feel like the emperor's new clothes.

    Shredding the Definition of the Guitar Hero

  • Museums increasingly deploy such techniques to suggest context, but here they also feed into one of the show's main themes: the emperor's interest in the play between illusion and reality.

    A Paradise of Illusion

  • The journey at times feels awkward, but mostly the show successfully guides our experience, offering insights into both the emperor's character and the complex art form that is the Chinese garden.

    A Paradise of Illusion

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