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swan song

the song that a dying swan is said to sing
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While Tony Blair uses his swan-song speech to tell us what he HAS achieved, Mr Brown must clearly map out what he WILL achieve.
More than 600 images from the archives of photographer Mick Rock decorate these pages in the story of a character who emerged in concert in Birmingham, and had his swan-song eight years later.
DESPERATE MEASURES: Australia skipper Steve Waugh strives for a breakthrough as India threaten to wreck his Test swan-song at Sydney.
As a swan-song, then, Twelve Cities has its fair share of lyricism and high notes, with more mundane connecting passages in between--the perfect read, it might be thought, to serve as a nightcap.
The American Beauty and Road To Perdition film-maker was rewarded for his swan-song productions at London's Donmar Warehouse.
Depending on the species, agaves may produce their swan-song flowers - after which they die - as young as age 4 or 5 or, in cases such as yours, as old as 20 years of age.