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  • Those overglazed trees (rendered in doucai, the “interlocking colors” of sage green, eggplant, and brown) are the suihan sanyou, the “Three Friends of Winter,” in other words a pine, some stems of bamboo, and branches of prunus picked out so exactly in flecks of red enamel — the auspicious plum, the first blossoms to arrive after the Chinese new year.

    Sir Percival David at the British Museum

  • Maybe the baker thought he needed an adam's apple, realized that it looked like a red bell pepper, so then covered it up with an overglazed Krispy Kreme donut...what?

    Step One: Cut a Hole in the Pumpkin

  • They learned fairly to live in the perfunctory; they remained in it as many hours of the day as might be; it took on finally the likeness of some spacious central chamber in a haunted house, a great overarched and overglazed rotunda, where gaiety might reign, but the doors of which opened into sinister circular passages.

    The Golden Bowl — Volume 2

  • In contrast, tiny interlocking genitals concealed in mated planes of Irina Zaytceva's richly glazed and overglazed

    The Clog

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