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  • n. Plural form of shapka.


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  • The same obviously can ' t be said of non-recent é migr é New Yorkers, even as ostensibly edgy a crowd as those rushing to the podium to accept awards in categories such as Best Film Not Playing at a Theatre Near You and Breakthrough Actor, which explains why there was a Russian Standard bottle on every table, shot glasses at every place setting and two extremely tall models in sparkly silver dresses and shapkas — those fur hats with ear flaps that the surly members of the Supreme Soviet used to wear while reviewing the May Day Parade — manning a cart where celebrities such as Paul Rudd and Annette Bening were offered shots as a reward for successfully maneuvering the red carpet.

    The Spirits of Independence


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