fig leaf


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fig leaf

1. a leaf from a fig tree
2. a representation of a leaf, usually a vine leaf rather than an actual fig leaf, used in painting or sculpture to cover the genitals of nude figures
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and what show cycle was l y -by dismount walk Park investment When Enough with the gimmicks which just serve as a fig leaf for lack of investmentent in sustainable transport Ed Bridges
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Natter and Elisabeth Leopold (Hirmer: PS39.95) There was a time when the nude male lurked behind the long shadow of the fig leaf, nowadays naked males are everywhere.
In this work he returns to the topic in order to examine how the Tory/Lib-Dem coalition policies--"Thatcherism with the New Labour fig leaf stripped off as no longer useful."--have impacted the urban landscape, taking the reader along on his own travels through Britain (with a greater focus on Scotland in this work) and describing the negative impacts of the coalition's policies, as well as occasional "glimpses of potential new worlds." .
His stunt for an "honesty library" located in the community centre in Smorrall Lane amounts to little more than a couple of bookshelves with no librarian or other library facilities; in reality it is a fig leaf for library closure.
Emily Dvorin's Verdundant, a spiky basket resembling an alien cactus concocted of green electrical wire, electrical connectors, and cable ties, is said to be "a commentary on overconsumption of commercial goods, societal excess, and throwaway consumerism." Objects such as Emily DuBois' exquisitely woven fig leaf and Ruth Marshall's knitted life-sized facsimile of a flayed jaguar skin are visually captivating and don't need to be justified by strained and tendentious "green" rhetoric.
As for the fig leaf of respectability provided by the UN, this only allows for the protection of civilians (not in Yemen, of course) but the amount of force and targets selected suggests regime change and even some Arab countries and China are expressing concern about this now.
London, Nov 23 (ANI): A Las Vegas businessman has come up with a special underwear that has a strategically placed fig leaf design that can help shield passengers' private parts from airport scanners.
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But a union boss fears the move is a fig leaf to cover the debacle of illegal payments to staff.
I hesitate to describe Kirklees councillor Kath Pinnock as being the fig leaf to council leader Clr Khan, but she certainly does seem to have hitched her Kirklees LibDem wagon to Labour's spavined old nag.