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delicacy

de luh kuh see

  • n  the quality of being beautiful and delicate in appearance
  • n  something considered choice to eat
  • n  refined taste; tact
  • n  smallness of stature
  • n  lack of physical strength
  • n  subtly skillful handling of a situation
  • n  lightness in movement or manner

  • But the delicacy of Mondale's peacemaking task was illustrated by the machinations last week over the party platform.
  • Horsemeat is considered a delicacy for many foreign palates.
  • I like them best with a blistering curry, and my personal favorite is another Pilawoos delicacy, fish curry.
News & Articles

  • Fatty Crab’s Anti-Meatpacking Drunk Brunch; Maiden Lane’s Catch Herring Event
    • Shelsky's Smoked Fish is expecting a shipment of a yearly treat this Friday: new catch herring, fresh off the boat from the Netherlands. The delicacy is only available for a few weeks each year. [Grub Street] • The new catch herring is also at the center of the first of Maiden Lane's new weekly seafood-centric series. The revelry begins on June 19 at 6 p.m. [Grub Street] • Just around the ...
    June 13, 2013 - New York Magazine
  • Abstract encaustics reveal contrasting sensibilities
    We tread lightly when we use the adjectives “masculine” and “feminine” in criticism of any kind. What qualities, for example, make one wine seem masculine — robustness, muscularity, firm structure — and another wine seem feminine — delicacy, finesse, elegance? Who decides these things?
    June 13, 2013 - Memphis Commercial Appeal
  • Activists want feeding method for Foie Gras banned
    Animal rights advocates renewed the push to ban a controversial way of feeding ducks to make the French delicacy, Foie Gras. An advocate with the group Mercy for Animals notes that ducks and other poultry don't even get the basic protections many of us find so upsetting in a slaughterhouse.
    June 12, 2013 - WNYT Albany
Quotes

  • Pierre Trudeau in Toronto Star
    The Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement was first signed in 1972, and at the time, then-prime minister Pierre Trudeau said it recognized "the fragility of our planet and the delicacy of the biosphere on which all life is dependent."
  • Lula da Silva in BusinessWeek
    We must have patience, and try to solve these issues with delicacy,Silva said. "The solutions are difficult. We're not just simple workers talking about a strike at the factory."
  • Maggie Gyllenhaal in Cinematical (blog)
    At the Tribeca Film Festival premiere of Danny Leiner's 9/11-aftermath pic, The Great New Wonderful, Gyllenhaal told NY1, "I think America has done reprehensible things and is responsible in some way and so I think the delicacy with which it's dealt...

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