museum piece


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museum piece

an object of sufficient age or interest to be kept in a museum
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Westbridge looks a little like a museum piece itself with its quaint, Victorian-inspired decor.
Sadly, this is no more than a chimera and unless there is a greater resolve being shown by our representatives at Cardiff Bay, Wales will be reduced to the status of some museum piece with tourists from overseas coming to gawk at the natives eking out a living through performing menial tasks, while indulging in their favourite pastimes of clog-dancing, playing the harp and penillion singing at eisteddfodau for the benefit of native Welsh speakers.
The 65-ton crane, built by the Black Hawthorn company of Gateshead, is now a museum piece, on view to all in Beamish Open-Air Museum after a sixmile, six-hour haul from Consett Ironworks where it spent its active life.
Lichtenstein uses Benday dots, while Rauschenberg made his a rolling museum piece.
Apparently it was unfathomable that the Right could produce a candidate who thinks war should be declared, government should be smaller, and the Constitution might be more than a museum piece.
While there is much truth in his prophecy, it's Isle of Cloves that has become a museum piece.
Liska's goal is not to make a museum piece, but to combine historical accuracy with entertainment.
With the exception of the lovely, if melancholy, second movement, the Oistrakhs perform the Sinfonia as though it were a museum piece under glass.
A veteran Pacific sailor/journalist, whose column in The Honolulu Advertiser spurred the campaign that saved this icon as a museum piece, traces its roles in Hawaiian maritime history as part of the Matson fleet.
Charlie had hoped to restore the creaking boat and keep it as museum piece or sell it.
Blogs appeal to teachers who want to create a lively online presence without having to design and maintain a customized Web site that can quickly become a museum piece if not updated on a regular basis.
Consider Electric Cord Piece, 1967 (remade 2003), in which a doubly male electrical cord snakes across the floor to join two female outlets, and My Last Museum Piece (Flies to Honey), a 2003 reconfiguration of a 1969 project that consists of a seven-foot-diameter inflated clear plastic ball whose inside has been smeared with honey and hosts a swarm of tiny flies feeding from its gooey walls.

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