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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of harlequin.


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  • Hands clasped behind his back, face harlequined by the watery light from a set of narrow windows.

    Earl of Durkness

  • Paraguay, across from the Medicine Pavilion with its harlequined maps of anatomy, bread made with seawater for dyspeptics, and twin exhibits: “A Curious Case of Sweating” and “Chest Development Due to Gymnastics.”

    The Voluptuous Dancing Girls of Egypt

  • There are small gems like a 2,000-year-old sculpture from the mysterious Chupicuaro culture in Mexico: a fertility figure that's rotund, harlequined, vaguely cherubic and utterly original.

    Sex, Birth, Death and God

  • And when the shiftings of the Metal Hordes permitted we saw that all the flat floor of the valley was stripped and checkered, stippled and tessellated with every color, patterned with enormous lozenges and squares, rhomboids and parallelograms, pentagons and hexagons and diamonds, lunettes, circles and spirals; harlequined yet harmonious; instinct with a grotesque suggestion of a super-Futurism.

    The Metal Monster

  • The configuration of small buildings that made up the station was dominated by a sapphire-blue harlequined dome, an aluminum structure shaped like the lid of a wok.

    Terra Incognita


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