force piece

force piece

[′fȯrs ‚pēs]
(mining engineering)
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For a young history painter, a rite of passage in getting oneself noticed was to present at the Salon a grande machine, a tour de force piece that would attract attention in an exhibition crammed with thousands of canvases.
Those wonderfully wacky movie brothers, the Coens, return with a tour de force piece of film-making which outdoes Fargo which was, as far as I'm concerned, not nearly wacky enough.
Following this, His Highness the Emir inspected a number of combat aircraft, helicopters and transport aircraft, in addition to some military vehicles and air force pieces.