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brilliantine

Chiefly US a glossy fabric made of mohair and cotton
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After years of strumming under their former guise, Brilliantine, it is fair to say that these thoughts had crossed the mind of Lucas Renney, the honestly insightful lead singer of the Golden Virgins.
What they have to say about the vagaries and pains of the human heart are universal and not fixed in brilliantine and a dressing gown.
Not that everything was as brilliant as Stan's brilliantine.
Finish with a hair gloss like Joico's Brilliantine Spray Gloss($16, drugstore.
Woolies was there through the First World War, through the depression and served us through the Second World War, into the 50s, with our pink socks and Brilliantine.
She unconsciously tries to pass her detachment to her daughter, a fact that is symbolized by the brilliantine she rubs on Risia's hair in order to conceal her ethnic origins: "It was at Poti, and my mother was the adopted daughter of sister Lourdes, auntie's mother.
Their partners wore hair sleeked down with brilliantine until it looked like black laquer and suggested something no polite woman spoke of.
Externally, argan oil is used in the production areas, for hair as brilliantine to fortify and in facial application, in the treatment of wrinkled or scaly dry skin.
JS Sloane's new take on classic brilliantine and grooming products, from shampoos to beard oils, have been perfected and formulated to meet the needs of the modern dapper gentleman.
It shone as if dressed with brilliantine, light brown which darkened to coppery tints after twenty.
For decades, Brilliantine evoked the deliciously decadent image of slick gents tossing lissom ladies round speakeasies in a haze of moonshine.