from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Silver beaten thin.


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  • Desert Storm pilots stuff every empty pocket with four-ounce, silver-foil pouches of H2O.

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  • And there were big walk-in freezers with shelves of frozen embryos, each stored in a tiny silver-foil wrapper.

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  • She saw the flash of round spectacle lenses, the gleam of a silver-foil rock concert logo on his baggy t-shirt.

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  • He smiled and touched the t-shirt he wore -- black, with the silver-foil logo of last year's Havoc concert inscribed blazing across the chest.

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  • The slanted afternoon light caught the silver-foil HAVOC across his chest; though she knew it was only the name of a rock group, the word had a grim significance to her, knowing what she now knew.

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  • "The glare of the silver-foil reflectors is unbearable," she looked up, with a pointed and famous effect.


  • A cross fourteen feet long, covered with silver-foil and hung with six hundred glass lamps, was suspended overhead in the middle of the church, and diffused so bright a light that one could everywhere clearly read the text-books.

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  • Alas, Gordon will think all the silver-foil is a ticker tape parade, or that he's our Eurovision entry.

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  • With her silver-foil face glinting in the spotlight I thought she was in fact that most terrible of creatures, a woman with a big fly head.

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  • Olivia rushed across the studio, threading her way through the maze created by Merlin’s Cave, five massive silver-foil flower arrangements, several boxes of red, white, and blue banners and a stack of electrical cords.



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