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  • This week Adams, 52, will release "The John Adams Earbox," a richly satisfying 10-CD retrospective including the killer-diller orchestral fanfare "Short Ride in a Fast Machine" (1986) and the heroic-ironic opera "Nixon in China" (1987).

    Up From Minimalism

  • Holy moly is a rhyming compound cf. killer-diller, legal eagle, etc., and is maybe an euphemism for holy Moses that's used as an oath.

    Archive 2008-10-01

  • My Pops, I have to say, was a good-looking man, a little heavy, about six foot two like Gilberto, but very immense and with these dark, killer-diller soulful eyes.

    Dark Dude

  • But toward the end of this longish evening, Benny Goodman found a way to merge these opposing visions of jazz via "Sing Sing Sing" -- the most raucous and elaborate of his big band's signature items, a "killer-diller" that had evolved into an epic.

    When Carnegie Hall Swung

  • There are similar processes in many other languages, like the English example where you reduplicate the word but change the initial of the reduplicated form to d- killer-diller, super-duper, etc.

    languagehat.com: GENDER DIFFERENCES IN CHINESE.

  • I love the film itself and the high-def digital photography is sure to look killer-diller.

    Hollywood Elsewhere

  • Everywhere I went, I saw people dashing hither and thither, waving their pooper-scoopers and chasing pell-mell after their dogs, with man and beast alike running through traffic lights and instigating numerous killer-diller fender-benders.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol VII No 4

  • That’s because, in 1935, Goodman hired Mundy away from Hines, and the killer-diller Mundy style on display in “Rock and Rye” would distinguish many of Goodman’s biggest hits, including the definitive Swing Era epic, “Sing, Sing, Sing.”

    A Cocktail for What Ails You

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