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  • n. Plural form of lampshade.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of lampshade.


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  • And even now, having looked into the history of the object and encountered dozens of people at least as equally engaged with the myth-reality of human skin lampshades as myself, I cannot truly claim to have fulfilled Skip Henderson's plea to "find out what it is."

    Mark Jacobson: Looking At An Icon Of Evil

  • The designers Turner (Bunny) and Pocock (Emma) have thoughtfully provided a greeny-grey interior, complete with daffy lampshades, that is probably a pretty seamless progression from the drawing rooms of the stuccoed terrace houses behind.

    Evening Standard - Home

  • The lampshades are the most important part of these lamps.


  • After all, if Picasa starts labelling lampshades and chandeliers as "Mum" or misidentifies a lot of pictures of her as Uncle Bob, then it kind of becomes more trouble than it's worth.

    PC World

  • Use a hair dryer? set to cold? for a quick dusting of intricate, tough-to-clean items such as lampshades, silk flowers, decorative pottery and window coverings.?

    Random feeds from

  • There are little tell-tale bandaid fixes everywhere you look – cheap, poorly painted molding, broken lamps and inexpensive lampshades, dented and scratched wallpaper (and poorly applied in the first place – you can count the panels from across the room) and mismatched wooden furniture every where you look.

    Waking Up in Stillwater « Biodork

  • Eriko Horiki's Senritsu lantern-traditional Japanese Washi paper lantern inlaid with crystal octagons and Jaime Hayon's popular Candy Lights -- chic platinum, copper-colored or shiny white ceramic table lamps complete with crystal lampshades and Baccarat's signature red crystal dimmer-switches are also featured.

    Malcolm Harris: Bacarrat Lights Up Design Miami

  • We won't concern ourselves with the social fallout from an over-indulgence in spirits -- sad tales of lampshades worn as hats and intimate sessions hugging cold porcelain are legendary.

    Neil Zevnik: Strategies For Healthy Holiday Feasting

  • I always thought those e-collars (didn't know the name before) looked rather like lampshades, adding to the absurdity of the look.

    enflure - French Word-A-Day

  • Kimiko Hahn yields no gruesome ground to the likes of Patricia Cornwell in her serial-killer chronicle "All Told": "And from that first woman then others / he crafted bowls from skulls / as well as lampshades and chair seats / from their very hides."

    The ABCBs Of Murder


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