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. The Emir was also briefed on the air operations plan and the tasks and duties of the Qatari Emiri Air Force.