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period piece


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n period piece any work of art whose special value lies in its evocation of a historical period
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In literature:

About this period I received a piece of attention, any thing but gratifying if considered in a strictly honourable sense.
"Memoirs of the Comtesse du Barry" by Baron Etienne Leon Lamothe-Langon
After this, the best poetic offspring of the Ellisland period, Burns composed only a few short pieces during his tenancy of that farm.
"Robert Burns" by Principal Shairp
He has contributed many pieces of descriptive verse to the periodicals.
"The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volume VI" by Various
Collections of favourite pieces began to be made in writing about the period of the revival of letters.
"The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volumes I-VI." by Various
The Institute of Art, Chicago, possesses an interesting piece of the period showing another treatment of a similar subject.
"The Tapestry Book" by Helen Churchill Candee
Nothing is told of the composer, or of the period in which the piece was written.
"Great Pianists on Piano Playing" by James Francis Cooke
The whole air and spirit of the piece belong to a period subsequent to that mentioned by Wycherley.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
Should no irritation be experienced after another period of waiting, a still larger piece may be tried.
"The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise" by M. E. Hard
Two altar-pieces of his earliest period must be mentioned.
"Six Centuries of Painting" by Randall Davies
Should you be doomed to die within that period, the tumbler will be thrown on the ground and dashed to pieces.
"Byways of Ghost-Land" by Elliott O'Donnell
The bed is an old slat bed, while every piece of furniture is in keeping with the period.
"Remodeled Farmhouses" by Mary H. Northend
We ought to form an opinion from the works of his best period, such as his semicircular pieces in the cloister of the Carmine.
"The History of Painting in Italy, Vol. 1 (of 6)" by Luigi Antonio Lanzi
The jar, Trent observed, was a piece of blue porcelain of the Sung period.
"Caravans By Night" by Harry Hervey
Indeed, every piece of furniture belongs to the same period.
"Historic Homes" by Mary H. Northend
Another piece of the first half of the eighteenth century period is the lac cabinet illustrated (p. 151).
"Chats on Old Furniture" by Arthur Hayden
During a period of rest a test piece recovers its elasticity after overstrain.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 2" by Various
A piece of leather or cloth mounted on a board to show exact size and lettering of a periodical.
"Library Bookbinding" by Arthur Low Bailey
It was large, low-ceiled, and had one of those sepulchral white marble mantel-pieces of the black walnut period.
"Immortal Youth" by Lucien Price
In the pieces of the first period the convulsive excitement of the Prophet often expresses itself with the utmost vehemence.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 8" by Various
Although some fine pieces were woven in the fourteenth century, as far as known, only two sets of Arras tapestries of this period are left.
"The Spell of Belgium" by Isabel Anderson

In news:

Before costume designer Janie Bryant became part of Mad Men, she earned an Emmy for her work on another highly stylized period piece, Deadwood.
Lifetime is aggressively pursuing pilots and development deals that look to expand its scripted drama slate into everything from mystery to period pieces to the supernatural.
When you watch a show like Mad Men (or even period piece copycats Playboy Club and PanAm), female ambition is carefully shrouded in corsets and pin curls.
Period Piece is Lucy Schiller's recurring feature on the hidden histories of San Francisco.
The bill at Le Poisson Rouge on Wednesday was a night of indie-rock period pieces, as Vetiver and Crystal Stilts revisited specific slices of rock's past.
Assassin 's Creed III: Liberation features a progressive bit of creativity: the first female protagonist for this Ubisoft period-piece action series.
' Cheerful Weather' a spot-on period piece.
Cheerful Weather' a spot-on period piece.
This British-made period piece won't appeal to the popcorn crowds, and its natural audience is probably limited.
"Every hipster is a potential criminal," warns a student communist in Valeriy Todorovskiy's musical period piece.
Not Just Period Piece Nor Mystery, Morton's 'Secret Keeper ' Goes for Intrigue.
With "Lincoln" and "Django Unchained" leading the charge, the Hollywood Foreign Press continues to shower love on period pieces (and a good British accent).
Actor to star with Rebecca Hall in Patrice Leconte-directed period piece.
Not Just Period Piece Nor Mystery, Morton 's 'Secret Keeper' Goes for Intrigue.
Not Just Period Piece Nor Mystery, Morton's 'Secret Keeper' Goes for Intrigue.

In science:

The renewal periods are independent of each other; that is, the pieces of path S (ιj, ιj+1) are independent for various j ’s.
Reconstructing a two-color scenery by observing it along a simple random walk path
From this equation we can read off all order -corrections to the off-diagonal piece of the period matrix when a surface Σ degenerates.
Topological Strings and Quantum Curves
Rather than executing a piece of code periodically, one could prefer being notified only when the node’s connectivity changes.
The JBotSim Library
Given this, the reader may be wondering whether just as good of an approximation can be obtained by taking a small piece of the two-dimensional lattice and applying periodic boundary conditions (PBC).
Small-Network Approximations for Geometrically Frustrated Ising Systems
Ml(cid:48) f (RQi (t + Tk (t))) Thus the fluid limit follows a piece-wise linear sample path, with switches between different periods governed Now define the Lyapunov function L(t) := (cid:80)K by the transition probabilities specified above.
Queue-Based Random-Access Algorithms: Fluid Limits and Stability Issues
This can be e.g. a piece of an ideal tiling or a single unit cell of a periodic approximant.
Random tiling quasicrystals in three dimensions
It is restricted to the period following the merger, for otherwise the ingoing null hypersurfaces would intersect the horizon in disjoint pieces corresponding to the individual black holes.
Characteristic Evolution and Matching
In the example of Figure 10, the period is 32 = 16ab generally, four times the order, because a piece of strand of order length appears in four guises in the period region formed by transforming it three times to successively adjacent strands by half-turns alternately ♦ and (cid:7).
Isonemal Prefabrics with Perpendicular Axes of Symmetry
In the same way we can piece together many flow manifolds with boundary to get α-Morse-Smale flows that possesses hyperbolic periodic orbits and hyperbolic fixed points with different indexes.
Novikov-Morse theory for dynamical systems
If the torus F has spectral genus g and m ≥ 1 disjoint congruent open pieces representing regions of double periodicity for u, then Ind(F ) ≥ m · (cid:20) g − 1 3 (cid:21) − 2, where [r] denotes the greatest integer less than or equal to a real number r.
Lower bounds for Morse index of constant mean curvature tori
We consider the dynamics on the intersection of the closure of the puzzle pieces containing this periodic point (following the ideas of Kiwi in [Ki]) and prove that two external rays, landing at x, separate this continuum from the closure of U .
Bounded critical Fatou components are Jordan domains, for polynomials
If x combinatorial ly accumulates an eventually periodic point y, meaning for the topology generated by the set of the puzzle pieces, we consider the first entrance time in the periodic nest : the first time the orbit enters in each puzzle piece of the nest around y (see section 4).
Bounded critical Fatou components are Jordan domains, for polynomials
The boundary of two nested distinct puzzle pieces can only touch at a point of ∂U which is fixed or eventual ly periodic.
Bounded critical Fatou components are Jordan domains, for polynomials
If End(c) is not periodic, then each puzzle piece Pn (c) has at least two successors.
Bounded critical Fatou components are Jordan domains, for polynomials
If End(c) is not periodic, then each puzzle piece Pn (c) has at least two successors.
Bounded critical Fatou components are Jordan domains, for polynomials