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  • The details of jewelry, shields and headdresses suggest the figures represent high-standing officials of some kind, perhaps the astronomers themselves.

    Did you know? Mexico's ancient astronomers had sophisticated calendars

  • Cecil remembered him as a slender young man, with his shock of coal-black hair, his deep, dark eyes, and the high-standing clerical collar he always wore. . .

    Empire of Dreams

  • "They were talking cost and special effects and everything, but then it got to a woman who was a commissioner there," who apparently had a high-standing, despite her about to take maternity leave.

    Grant Morrison’s ‘The Filth’: Too Filthy For American TV, But What About A Movie?

  • They clambered up the tottering walls, they clung in wreaths and groups about the high-standing pillars.

    When the Sleeper Wakes

  • They were painted vermilion all over their nearly naked bodies, and were dancing enthusiastically to the good old rump-a-tump-tump-tump tune, played energetically by an old gentleman on a long, high-standing, white-and-black painted drum.

    Travels in West Africa

  • "FOREIGN AFFAIRS" MAGAZINE: He does indeed represent very high-standing elements within the Communist regime, only very high-standing folks would have these documents in the first place.

    CNN Transcript - Sunday Morning News: Release of `Tiananmen Papers' Could Stimulate Chinese Reform - January 7, 2001

  • The shirt was piped in black and had a high-standing collar, like the ones worn by the cadets at West Point.

    Surrender A Dream

  • He was a big, stunning, cream-colored horse with a high-standing silver mane, a gray stripe down his back, and a flowing silvery tail that looked almost white when he swished it.

    The Plains of Passage

  • With the conscience of the nation astir over the Vietnam War, the student protests and the proven corruption of the high-standing members of the establishment (on May 15 Supreme Court justice Abe Fortas resigned after Life magazine revealed that he had accepted a twenty-thousand-dollar bribe), Grace's outspoken rhetoric and her endorsements of acid were taking on increasing importance.

    Grace Slick The Biography

  • A slide fastener ran right down the back, separating the high-standing collar, which showed a wet patch and was frayed.

    Tied Up in Tinsel

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