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Chef-d'oeuvre   Listen
Chef-d'oeuvre  n.  (pl. chefs-d'oeuvre)  A masterpiece; a capital work in art, literature, etc.

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"Chef-d'oeuvre" Quotes from Famous Books

... first picture to a costermonger in Madrid for a bag of peas, is represented at the Champ de Mars by several canvases, the smallest of which would bring forty thousand francs. His best works are in France. The Wedding at the Vicarage, his chef-d'oeuvre, belongs to Madame de Cassin; M. Andre owns his Serpent-Charmer; and the well-known Choice of a Model and The Judgment-Hall at Granada are in the possession of M. Stewart, the painter's intimate friend, whose collection of Fortuny's ...
— Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 22, November, 1878 - of Popular Literature and Science • Various

Words linked to "Chef-d'oeuvre" :   masterpiece, piece of work

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