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  • n  the act of damaging the appearance or surface of something
    the defacement of an Italian mosaic during the Turkish invasion

  • The aerosol paint can is science's contribution to the ancient art of public defacement, and the vacant-minded or vicious are taking to it in ever-increasing numbers -- gleefully .
  • Powderly has called his laser tag device a "weapon of mass defacement.
  • Opponents call it an outrageous defacement of a national space, while defendants consider the prominent placement a fitting testimony to the monuments importance.

  • Neil Finn in Sydney Morning Herald
    The origin of the moustache is probably the only interesting part of the story,Finn adds. "There was a poster across the road [from the studio] and it got defaced early on, a really nice defacement with a curly moustache, and I thought the...
  • Randy David in
    Philippine Daily Inquirer columnist Randy David, whose face was depicted and defaced in the painting, said "the defacement has become the very reminder of the violence committed against freedom of the press in the Philippines."
  • Pierre Restany in San Francisco Chronicle
    Sociology comes to the rescue of consciousness and chance,Restany wrote, "whether with a choice of poster defacement, the look of an object, household garbage or salon scraps, the unleashing of mechanical affectivity, the diffusion of...

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