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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR VANDYKES

Returning to the house, we saw the Vandykes, which are most glorious.

When the vandykes are completed, they are to be turned inside out, and made as smooth as possible.

On Vandykes arrival Mytens grew jealous and asked leave to return to the Hague.

The edge of the grapefruit cup may be cut in vandykes, or otherwise ornamented.

We have heard of a man half a century ago going about the country to paint new wigs upon the Vandykes.

The gem of all the English pictures was one by Dobson, Vandykes noble pupil.

It is one of the finest I know, and stands quite in the front rank of Vandykes.

Boys were languishing and red-lipped, with fierce cork mustaches and Vandykes and heavy hairy eyebrows.

The blond that covers the lower part is gathered, and ends in vandykes that hang below the curtain.

She sold two Vandykes and a little silver for eleven thousand pounds and she raised, on mortgage, twenty-nine thousand.

WORD ORIGIN

"short, pointed beard," 1894, from the style shown on portraits by Flemish painter Anton Van Dyck (1599-1641); earlier "a type of collar with a deep cut edge" (1755) also from a style depicted in his paintings.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.