THE last quarter of this year can best be described as swanlike
. It appears quiet when viewed from afar, as very little property of quality has been on the market, but under the surface a number of off-market transactions are taking place.
Tonight, out of respect for our hosts, I've even eschewed the lip of the ale tankard for the swanlike
curves of the wine glass.
Medium-sized and often dark-colored with a white face, the horses are characterized by a long, swanlike
neck and a free, easy gait.
The fabric fell into gentle folds so it moved as she did making her look as if she was gliding and swanlike
. The flattering cut made her look slim and gave her a fluidity of movement.
Finally, it re-emerges, swanlike
, to reveal the full integration of the various constituents, displaying complex secondary flavours.
And somewhat confounded, you see a figure there before you--not swanlike
, nor like the eagle nor the Canadian goose, but a figure just as beautiful but fragile!
The float -- described as a swanlike
bird 28 feet long topped by 16 feet of Mother Earth lifting an urn of flowing water, the essence of life -- first appeared in 2000.
The intricate designs in bright blue, deep red, green, and chalk white range from heavenly bodies playing musical instruments to delicate human forms with swanlike
heads to gods and goddesses drinking wines.
She instructed women how to prepare a bath, apply makeup, keep a swanlike
complexion, flirt, and tie "corset laces without doing yourself harm." The popular press ceremonialized Held's beauty rituals and wardrobe choices, as they were wont to do with theatre actresses.
Perhaps what is most shocking about the production is just how swanlike
his dancers are whole on-stage.