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ex·qui·site

(eks-kwiz'it),
Extremely intense, keen, sharp; said of pain or tenderness in a part.
[L. exquiro, pp. exquisitus, to search out]

ex·qui·site

(eks-kwiz'it)
Extremely intense, keen, sharp; said of pain or tenderness.
[L. exquiro, pp. exquisitus, to search out]

ex·qui·site

(eks-kwiz'it)
Extremely intense, sharp; said of pain in a part.
[L. exquiro, pp. exquisitus, to search out]
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His little dinners, in the settling of which Lord Henry always assisted him, were noted as much for the careful selection and placing of those invited, as for the exquisite taste shown in the decoration of the table, with its subtle symphonic arrangements of exotic flowers, and embroidered cloths, and antique plate of gold and silver.
And so, for a whole year, he sought to accumulate the most exquisite specimens that he could find of textile and embroidered work, getting the dainty Delhi muslins, finely wrought with gold-thread palmates and stitched over with iridescent beetles' wings; the Dacca gauzes, that from their transparency are known in the East as "woven air," and "running water," and "evening dew"; strange figured cloths from Java; elaborate yellow Chinese hangings; books bound in tawny satins or fair blue silks and wrought with fleurs-de-lis, birds and images; veils of lacis worked in Hungary point; Sicilian brocades and stiff Spanish velvets; Georgian work, with its gilt coins, and Japanese Foukousas, with their green-toned golds and their marvellously plumaged birds.