swan neck

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swan neck

A descriptive term referring to a cylindrical structure with gentle, graceful curves likened to a swan’s neck.
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Agnelli left his mistress of four years to marry a swan-necked Princess whom he had already impregnated.
Last September the Mail revealed that residents of the 100-year-old Selly Park estate, off Pershore Road, were outraged when ornate swan-necked cast iron lamps were replaced with aluminium ones - and contractor Amey halted the works.
It is also has cast iron street signs and old style swan-necked lamps which residents say add to the historic character of the area.
But of course this contemporary dance (it's not ballet in the classical sense) does boast an allmale corps de ballet, the delicate ranks of swan-necked tutu and tulle replaced with a mass of maleness that is both aggressive and delicate, bolshy yet shy.
Its Versailles bedstead, pounds 2,995, has a hand-carved heraldic headboard and swan-necked posts in silver leaf finish.
Which creature has varieties called swan-necked and hawksbill?
The 100-year-old estate, off Pershore Road, has cast iron street signs and old-style swan-necked lamps which residents said added to the historic character of the area.
Here the juice from the ugni blanc, folle blanche and colombard grapes is extracted, fermented and distilled in special swan-necked stills to become fiery, potent eau-de-vie, which, though crude, is unmistakably Cognac in the making.