Definition of Showpieces

1. Noun. (plural of showpiece) ¹



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Definition of Showpieces

1. showpiece [n] - See also: showpiece

Lexicographical Neighbors of Showpieces

showjumping
showlike
showman
showmance
showmances
showmanly
showmanship
showmanships
showmen
shown
showoff
showoffs
showperson
showpersons
showpiece
showpieces (current term)
showplace
showplaces
showplan
showplans
showreel
showreels
showring
showrings
showroom
showrooming
showrooms
showrun
showrunner
showrunners

Literary usage of Showpieces

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"Tygs, puzzle jugs, posset pots, "cottage ornaments", etc, were their art (?) or showpieces. Their decoration was done in raised slip poured from a spout or ..."

2. Annual Report by Fairmount Park Art Association (1903)
"... those showpieces are so badly connected, the one with the other, that as Charles Sumner remarked, more than a quarter of a century ago—and it is quite ..."

3. A History of Ancient Greek Literature by Gilbert Murray (1897)
"His style was practically at its perfection by 399: the linguistic tests seem to show that he had already composed his skit on Rhetorical showpieces, ..."

4. The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray by William Makepeace Thackeray (1869)
"... but honest and to the purpose—about as good as that of the country gentlemen: and oh, how much pleasanter than listening to Miss Wirt's showpieces on ..."

5. A History of Ancient Greek Literature by Gilbert Murray (1897)
"His style was practically at its perfection by 399: the linguistic tests seem to show that he had already composed his skit on Rhetorical showpieces, ..."

6. Bolivia and Coca by James Painter (1994)
"... the small agro-industrial projects could be expanded significantly to replace some of that income and grow beyond the present "showpieces" on offer. ..."

7. The German Drama of the Nineteenth Century by Georg Witkowski, Lewis Emerson Horning (1909)
"No longer the brilliant showpieces, the great monologues, but the hitherto unnoticed ensemble-scenes which develop the real dramatic elements appeared as ..."

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