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chrysalis

kri suh lis

  • n  pupa of a moth or butterfly enclosed in a cocoon

  • In college, however, Sieger underwent such a dramatic weight gain that, ever since, she has been a size 6 butterfly struggling to emerge from a chrysalis of size 20 clothes.
  • The top spot went to a firm in Jiangsu province busted for adulterating its nationally sold nutritional supplement, supposedly made from silkworm chrysalis.
  • Any resemblance between Miltown and a chrysalis, doctors agreed, was confined to Dali's fancy.
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  • Germaine Greer in International Herald Tribune
    And then Greer writes this explosive line: "The story of how she emerged from her dowdy chrysalis to become the people's princess is often told, but what is seldom assessed is just how much of a performance this was."
  • Arnaud Montebourg in MSNBC
    Arnaud Montebourg, her spokesman, said yesterday the vote had "transformed a chrysalis into a butterfly".
  • Catherine Bell in The Malaysian Insider
    And Gemma got a butterfly kit, "where you send away for the caterpillars and watch the whole process as the chrysalis forms," says Bell.

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