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  • They move on to the next dish, an asparagus canapé wrapped in an obulato—a tissue-thin, clear paper made from potato starch that will be heavily featured in the 2009 menu.

    The Sorcerer’s Apprentices

  • A tissue-thin, open-collared suede shirt with khakis is tr è s St. Tropez.

    Wearing Suede in the Caribbean in Winter

  • One, of course, is money: White supremacy is coming out from under tissue-thin wraps among the corporate elite who run things and intend to go on running things.

    Stop Letting Their Lies Frame The Discourse

  • He pulled the sword from its scabbard, that tissue-thin blade as stiff and heavy as a big hammer.

    Backlash « A Fly in Amber

  • Try a tissue-thin gauze or linen shirt or an Indian-cotton madras plaid shirt.

    Ask Teri

  • The slices should be semi-translucent but not tissue-thin, as they'll need to stand up to the salad dressing.

    Food-World Royalty

  • Short stories, I can skip ahead a few paragraphs or leave some tissue-thin “and then they went here and did this thing” sections, but I need the whole thing from start to finish before I can call it done.

    Dead darlings «

  • Williams satisfied an ideal of professionalism that formed precociously in Updike: "For me Williams was the classic ballplayer of the hot August weekday, before a small crowd, when the only thing at stake is the tissue-thin difference between a thing done well and a thing done ill."

    Christopher Carduff: "Hub Fans" Redux: John Updike, Ted Williams, and the Great American Essay

  • Yet as soon as Charlie set paw on the deli's black-and-white ceramic-tiled floor, even before he passed the Ring-Ding and Devil Dogs stand, the exotic Pepperidge Farm cookies, and the trays filled with cold coleslaw and potato salad, Heinz, the miser, stood at his slicing machine with a torpedo-size log of bologna, shaving off tissue-thin slivers of it, and then limped around the counter.

    Tom Grimes's "The Leash": Narrative Magazine's Friday Feature

  • I visited last weekend with two discerning friends – Charlie and her daughter Isabella (aged three), breaking the long journey from London at the Pandora Inn in Mylor, which has tables on a pontoon on the Restronguet Creek and coats its fish in the crispest, tissue-thin herb batter.

    Caravans just got cooler

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