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  • The arm of Saint George was kept in Byzantium in a simple silver sheath, and when the Venetians acquired it in the 13th century they placed it in an elaborate vase-like container covered with Gothic ornament.

    Art review: Splendor abounds in museum's display of grisly holy relics in Baltimore

  • The center console's vase-like shape was influenced by Indian iconography.

    Hyundai Debuts Eon Small Car in India

  • But it suddenly magnified into this huge, vase-like monstrosity before my eyes.

    rouflaquette Diary Entry

  • Additionally, they are also well suited as street trees because they have a vase-like look with branches turning outward beyond a short trunk.

    Zelkova and gardening

  • Send them a properly staged photo of his face face and they cut his silhouette into a cynlinder of wood †creating a vase-like optical illusion.

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  • The vase empowerment is conferred from a round symbolic vase-like breast, rather than from a vase containing consecrated water as in other anuttaryoga systems.

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  • There before them, not six feet away, among great cubes of crystal, and vast retorts, and enormous vase-like objects on the floor, stood an aged man.

    A Strange Discovery

  • Several of the large vase-like objects before alluded to stood here and there; and as the smaller of them might have hidden the body of a large-sized man, the searchers even glanced into them.

    A Strange Discovery

  • At his right hand each guest finds a goblet of elegantly-engraved glass for water, two of the broad, flat, flaring shape of the modern champagne glass (although some people are using the long vase-like glass of the past for champagne), a beautiful Bohemian green glass, apparently set with gems, for the hock, a ruby-red glass for the claret, two other large white claret or Burgundy glasses, and three wine-glasses of cut or engraved glass.

    Manners and Social Usages

  • Above the dome is a vase-like support, upon which are disposed figures of the lyre and other musical symbols.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 12, No. 73, November, 1863

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