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Jun 20, 2001
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ogee

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ogee (oh-JEE, OH-jee) noun

1. A curve resembling the shape of an elongated S.
2. An arch formed with such curves.

[From Middle English ogeus, from Old French ogive.]

"Jolie's ogee lips lead to the final principle of decadence, ingestion. Systematic gorging is a quintessential decadent activity."
Wayne Koestenbaum, Angelina Jolie: The Indiscreet Object of Desire, The New York Times Magazine, Oct 17, 1999.

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If the aborigine drafted an IQ test, all of Western civilization would presumably flunk it. -Stanley Marion Garn, anthropologist (1922- )

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