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- n. A masterpiece; the most memorable accomplishment of one’s career or lifetime.
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- n. the outstanding item (the prize piece or main exhibit) in a collection
- n. the most important dish of a meal
The piece de resistance was a large green baize bag, which gave forth, as the old man restlessly lifted it from side to side, a charming jingle, as of innumerable golden guineas,
Of course, the piece de resistance of the evening was to be Lady Allegra St. Clair’s rendition of the Beethoven sonata known as “Tempest” on the piano.
But Sam Lasko still had his piece de resistance to offer.