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  • n. Plural form of glossy.


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  • Ideally, you'd pay for that distribution through advertising, but this only works if the scale is large enough (hence the huge amount of ads in glossies like Vanity Fair, Vogue and the like).


  • The 'glossies' on the KVM (kernel-based virtualization machine) hypervisor are pretty impressive when stacked up to the rivals, at least on the capacity front.

    LXer Linux News

  • A photographer long associated with "The Boston School," a group of artist friends Nan Goldin, Mark Morrisroe, and Jack Pierson, among them who in the late 1970s developed a kind of snapshot aesthetic loosely defined by saturated color and raw intimate portraits, Armstrong has spent the last decade creating highly prized commercial work for fashion editorials, bringing to the glossies and the masses a doleful eye for beauty.

    Jane Harris: Home-Work: Photographer David Armstrong Talks About His Latest Monograph, 615 Jefferson Avenue

  • But, like all of his classmates, Will made up for that by papering the inside of his locker with steamy glossies of Pamela Anderson, supermodels Christie Brinkley and Claudia Schiffer, and—of course—the Barbi twins.

    William and Kate

  • It was very Mad Men, it was autumnal bright, it was quirky and it simultaneously appeared on three of the top glossies 'covers.

    Andy Pemberton: Balmain's Look 22: This Season's It Dress Has Arrived

  • The glossies seem to be having a Balmain moment, with one of the label's gold, sequined gowns featured on six covers, Fashionologie points out.

    Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer & 4 Others Wear Same Balmain Dress On Magazine Covers (PHOTOS, POLL)

  • "I have some autographed 8 1/2 x 11 glossies—take one," she says sharply, then pushes Barney forward to a waiting crowd of fifty-some infants and toddlers.

    Me & Barney the Purple Dinosaur

  • With a background that includes writing for U.K. glossies like British Vogue and Tatler, and working in Burberry's press office, you could say she has a passion for fashion.

    Alannah Weston Retreats to the Countryside

  • They took down the boards from his office, escorted him inside, and sent a team of people to sweep up the scattered glass and save the glossies of Tom with Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Planet Hollywood crew.

    Roseanne Archy

  • It's going to mean no more visits to the Madison, no charity fashion shows and absolutely no parties where you pose for photos that will later be published by one of those dull-as-dirt, bluehair Washington glossies.

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