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griffe

(ɡrɪf)
n
(Architecture) architect a carved ornament at the base of a column, often in the form of a claw
[C19: from French: claw, of Germanic origin]
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The nurse, a comfortable looking Griffe woman in white apron and cap, was urging her to return to her bedroom.
La commemoration du double anniversaire du declenchement de l'insurrection du 20 aout 1955 et, un an plus tard, de la mise en place d'une plateforme de lutte au congres de la Soummam rappelle le lourd heritage de l'Algerie combattante forte de la determination inebranlable d'un peuple uni d'arracher des griffes du systeme colonial, l'un des pires jamais vu dans l'histoire de toute l'humanite : le droit a une existence souveraine.
L'article Peugeot 208: Elle ressort ses griffes est apparu en premier sur ALBAYANE .
Dolce and Gabbana also showcases Griffes and Stones and Stones and Logo Plaque in this season's offerings: an array of bold pieces in sparkling, shiny styles embellished by the iconic logo plaque for the perfect integration across product categories.
My work with MacDowell, Griffes, Orenstein and others was a revelation to me of their artistic importance.
Isaac Griffes, Brendon Jensen, Kiger Johnson and Jordan Northrop all scored in the top six to lead Siuslaw to the boys team title at Tugman State Park.
Bach and Mozart); Romantic Favorites (Schubert, Doppler and Reinecke); Belle Epoque legacies of the Conservatoire (Goddard, Faure, Chaminade, Enesco, Gaubert and Hiie); Heralds of a New Era (Debussy and Roussel), Twentieth Century Concertos (Nielsen and Ibert); Midcentury Solo and Chamber Masterpieces (Hindemith, Varese, Martin, Prokofiev, Dutilleux, Jolivet, Martinu, Messiaen, Poulenc and Berio); and American Contributions (Griffes, Burton, Bloch, La Montaine, Muczynski and Copland).
Characterised by its "griffes", or claws, and delicate dial design, the OMEGA Constellation "Pluma" is an exceptional demonstration of the art of fine mechanical watchmaking.
"The 'Griffes' [big brands] aren't necessarily our friends," he said, "Although I was more than happy to create a documentary for Vitale Barberis Canonoci [showcasing one of the most successful Italian cloth production companies], and am now working on a project for Pitti Immagine, the problem with most large brands is that they don't have the right mindset to create good content, and no one is willing to explain it to them.