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brilliantine

Chiefly US a glossy fabric made of mohair and cotton
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You can never get it right, can you - one minute you're crawling all over them, licking their boots, the next you're spitting venom at them like some brilliantined puff adder.
But it almost certainly also had something to do with the brilliantined hair, the pipe and the string vest - complete with tufts of chest hair - so adored by the men, or the Sunday-best hat and whale-bone corset the ladies insisted on wearing.
Nearby is the famous Yovogi Park, where competing zoku (tribes) from spikily festooned punks to brilliantined Elvis impersonators preen and pose to the bemusement of passers by.
Yearning for that brilliantined, cigarette-case glamour brought the Gatsby Social Club into being in the Village/West U.
He was a glamorous youth with a Ronald Coleman moustache, thickly brilliantined hair and a motorcycle; woe for Tommy.
Yep, it was strictly Come Dancing years ago, especially on Saturday night, the brilliantined boys, the glammed-up gals gliding and swaying beneath swirling spotlights, intricate footwork, squeak of patent leather on sprung, polished floor, the best mating game ever invented.
It is 1926, the year of the Tango and the Charleston, beach pyjamas and the brilliantined Eton crop.