Arabesques sentence example

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  • They are adorned by varieties of foliage, &c.; about each arch there is a large square of arabesques; and over the pillars is another square of exquisite filigree work.
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  • It resembles a very large and elaborate mausoleum, built in Byzantine style, with Moorish arabesques.
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  • Above this comes a row of circular shields, adorned with intricate arabesques, while bands and wreaths of lilies are everywhere scupltured on the windows, balconies, tambours and cornices, adding lightness to the fabric. The whole is raised on a platform 7 ft.
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  • The mihrab is finely ornamented with arabesques.
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  • From the early part of the 8th century they began to ornament it with dust of gold or mother-of-pearl, and throughout the Heian epoch (9th to 12th century) they added pictorial designs, though of a formal character, the chief motives being floral subjects, arabesques and scrolls.
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  • The plumage of gorgeously-hued birds, the blossoms of flowers (especially the hydrangea), the folds of thick brocade, microscopic diapers and arabesques, are built up with tiny fragments of iridescent shell, in combination with silver-foil, goldlacquer and colored bone, the whole producing a rich and sparkling effect.
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  • The thin clumsily-shaped vases of the Kaji school, with their uniformly distributed decoration of diapers, scrolls and arabesques in comparatively dull colors, ceased altogether to be produced, their place being taken by graceful specimens, technically flawless, and carrying designs not only free from stiffness, but also executed in colors at once rich and soft.
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  • The most noteworthy pieces are a crater richly ornamented with arabesques and figures of children, a platter with a representation of Minerva, another with one of the boy Hercules and another with one of Cybele.
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  • The decoration consists, as a rule, of stiff, conventional foliage, Arabic inscriptions, and geometrical patterns wrought into arabesques of almost incredible intricacy and ingenuity.
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  • In the Altun or Zolotai-oba (Golden Mound) was found a great stone vault similar in style to an Egyptian pyramid; and within, among many objects of minor note, were golden dishes adorned with griffins and beautiful arabesques.
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  • The art of these countries is mainly geometrical, and allows only of monograms crowned with laurels, of peacocks, of animals gambolling amid foliage, of fruit and flowers, of crosses which are either svastikas of Hindu and Mycenaean type, or so lost in enveloping arabesques as to be merely decorative.
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  • His right hand traces arabesques in the air as he reads, dipping and weaving with the rise and fall of the line.
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  • She has the most beautifully held arabesques that seem to stretch and lift upwards for ever.
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  • Huge surfaces were decorated with facings of carved arabesques and glazed tile work.
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  • She stares into the surreal light her belly turns arabesques, her fingers press into the pane.
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  • Like strange mechanical grotesques, making fantastic arabesques, The shadows raced across the blind.
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  • The velvet-eyed descendant of Eve shot a fearful glance at him and continued, still casually tracing invisible arabesques with her foil's point.
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  • I carefully worked at the values of the rhythmic arabesques, which I wanted to present in a single tone, without any modulation.
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  • The flyers from groups two and five are going to hit their arabesques next, and you don't want anyone kicked in the face!
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  • Groups two and five should hit their arabesques.
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  • After the arabesques, the flyers should be caught in a liberty hold and the squad can dismount accordingly.
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  • John are by Correggio, and the arabesques on the vault of the nave by Anselmi.
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  • The roof and walls are covered with arabesques, and the legend El-Mulk Lillah, " the kingdom is God's," is repeated again and again.
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  • The movement includes arabesques, pirouettes or other ballet steps but also eccentric passages growing from stillness to jerky gestures and kicks.
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  • The pillars, architraves, ceilings, panels, and almost every available part of the structure, are covered with arabesques and sculptured figures of dragons, lions, tigers, birds, flowers, and even pictorial compositions with landscapes and figures, deeply carved in solid or open workthe wood sometimes plain, sometimes overlaid with pigment and gilding, as in the panelled ceiling of the chapel of Iyeyasu in Tokyo.
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