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  • Trompe lā€™oeil is the art of painting an optical illusion.

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  • Besides being a contractor, John was also a scenic designer for ABC and CBS in their early television days, and he became an expert with trompe l'oeil, which is featured all over the guest house in some of the oddest places.

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  • He then goes on to say that the solution is to cultivate (among other things) coup d'oeil, which is the ability to grasp a situation at a glance, and resolution, which he defines as a "moral corage", or "courage in the face of responsibility" (as contrasted with courage in the face of physical danger).

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  • * The "coup d'oeil" - or ability to make a quick decision based on experience-is central to being good at any given profession.

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  • The end of la grenouille sounds a bit like "oeil" which is French for "eye."

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  • A phony UNSCOM, one without full access to all of Saddam's palaces, would be a "" trompe l'oeil '' UNSCOM, she told Vedrine.

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  • The paintings form trompe l'oeil's so it is difficult to determine whether a pillar on the balcony is real or part of the painting.

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  • All that was needed now, he verily believed, to make my house a perfect balm to the eye, was to kind of touch up the other chimneys a little, and thus "add to the generous 'coup d'oeil' a soothing uniformity of achievement which would allay the excitement naturally consequent upon the 'coup d'etat.'"

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  • Florentine cabinets, freshly retouched by the exquisite skill of Mombro; costly specimens of old Sevres and Limoges; pictures and bronzes and marble statuettes, -- all well chosen and of great price, reflected from mirrors in Venetian frames, -- made a 'coup d'oeil' very favourable to that respect which the human mind pays to the evidences of money.

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  • I went there five times, and certainly saw some interesting things, and the 'coup d'oeil' is striking and bewildering enough; but I never was able to get any raptures on the subject, and each renewed visit was made under coercion rather than my own free will.

    Life of Charlotte Bronte ā€” Volume 2


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