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  • n. Plural form of patina.


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  • The finish, in gold or silver, is achieved by applying patinas during the aging process is performed manually.

    Royal Bathroom Cabinet and Mirror, Milan 2010

  • We are either going to get either more ruthless dictatorships or--if they fall--a year or two of chaotic governments with patinas of democracy until the Islamists take over, Scheuer said.

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  • It's backed by an oxidized copper screen that Mr. Berardi, a fabric designer, painter and sculptor, said he spent six months crafting by hand, using "acids and all types of toxic chemicals to fixate the right patinas."

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  • Based in Boulder, Colorado, Gilady works with recycled metals and limits her use of oxides, patinas, and other potentially harmful chemicals.

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  • Serendipity brought us to cattle ranches, sugar estates and bustling open-air markets, where we were drawn to well-worn display surfaces revealing rich patinas and wood grains.

    Mexican Design & Style: Overview

  • Most retail brokers wear patinas of "financial adviser," "financial consultant" and now "wealth manager," when in reality their true professional function is to sell financial products and services, which is all well and proper on its own.

    Criticize Brokers, but Only for What They Really Do

  • We are now looking into patinas for aluminum, if you have any suggestions - let me know.

    Holland Park Public Art

  • Qui et in famulitio viris et feminis inserviunt, conclavia scopis purgant, patinas mundant, ligna portant, equos curant, &c. 1200.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • For five hundred years the painting had ricocheted around the world, acquiring layers of enriching patinas, its journey anticipating the rise and fall of the great powers of the Western world.

    The Dragon’s Trail

  • Taylor is the sort of man who talks a lot about fine patinas.

    Water Witches


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