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  • adj. comparative form of torchy: more torchy


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  • A floor lamp with an appropriately foreign name, torchier, soars over the armchairs like a rising tone at the end of English sentences and then suddenly curves down in one bold jazzy stroke, pouring light on Moda and Burda and England scattered on the coffee table.

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  • Amidst the colorful decoration of the Shriners Temple replete with Art Deco artifacts (such as the gold-leaf brass torchier lamp still with original fixture and shade), gold leaf paint details and soft leather-upholstered chairs (the original tapestry had, alas, long since worn off and could not be affordably replaced), Michelle strikes a Las Vegas Diva pose for photographer dondelion.

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  • A torchier floor lamp near the back of the room could "take over where the daylight on the ceiling starts to fade away."

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  • A trilogy of plaster furnishings is in the naturalistic manner of Serge Roche, the French designer whose output Elsie de Wolfe and Syrie Maugham competed for in the '30s: a palm-tree torchier ($200 to $300), a mirror with pie-crust shell work ($500 to $800) and a glass table with a wheat-sheaf base ($200 to $300).

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  • The singer can also convincingly quiet things down, as displayed on such torchier fare as "I Love You" and the title track.

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  • Two torchier lights shine blue in the lobby of Mountain View Funeral Home & Memorial Park.

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  • They wander a bit about the Americana atlas, exploring some of the jazzier and torchier climes: imagine the


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