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vaporous

(vā′por-ŭs) [L. vapor, steam]
Consisting of, pert. to, or producing vapors.
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There was even a touch of romance in her--of such romance as could creep into Limehouse Hole--and maybe sometimes of a summer evening, when she stood with folded arms at her shop- door, looking from the reeking street to the sky where the sun was setting, she may have had some vaporous visions of far-off islands in the southern seas or elsewhere (not being geographically particular), where it would be good to roam with a congenial partner among groves of bread-fruit, waiting for ships to be wafted from the hollow ports of civilization.
In one image, Spence dons a gruesome skeleton mask along with her pendant and handbag, while in another, she floats in a vaporous pool, seemingly at peace.
It had black almond-shaped eyes and seemed slightly vaporous.
That's in no way to wish for an airy, vaporous production of one of Williams' grimmest plays, a 1957 Broadway flop that has had to depend on the kindness of English directors (Peter Hall in 1988, Nicholas Hytner here) to reassert its deserved place in the canon.
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The New Museum show, curated by Gary Carrion-Murayari, is titled "Head Gas," and presented paravents (folding screens), drawings of stalks of bamboo, more line drawings capturing faces in haphazard scribbles, and a group of five large canvases showing faces rendered amid vaporous clouds.
5 million homes in Los Angeles, New York and Houston, it put in concrete what had previously been only vaporous premonitions by consumer advocates and Disney lobbyists.
The final cut, "ROOS-AN," begins with vaporous guitar chords and plain-chant-like singing before a full-on dance beat intrudes.
Manu Kadosh's camerawork is heavy on pretty close-ups of the lovers and vaporous fumes rising over mysterious alleyways.
Similar moments of instability are evident even in some of the artist's most vaporous canvases--Poodle P% 2006, for example, whose jewelcolored hot spots seem to glow from within a fecal fog, until one realizes that these are simply patches of red, blue, and green that had been left uncovered when the top layer was applied.
Of course, as paintings, viewed at close range, the works display no harsh matrix of photographic grain, the images remaining uniformly smooth, vaporous, evanescent, and perhaps vaguely toxic.
In Occupations, Kiefer's Nazi salutes are now vaporous images--imprinted on lead, a toxic element the medieval alchemist attempted to transmute into gold.