Beauty-spot

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Beauty-spot a patch placed on the face to heighten or draw attention to a woman's beauty; a foil, or anything that emphasises beauty by contrast
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. biaute (Fr. beauté)—Low L. bellitat-em—L. bellus.

Usage

In literature:

Perhaps there are few spots upon the surface of the globe more beautiful than Palermo.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Vol III." by John Symonds
Perhaps there are few spots upon the surface of the globe more beautiful than Palermo.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Complete" by John Symonds
The mountains and the river have worked unceasingly together to make the spot a place of comfort and beauty.
"Sergeant York And His People" by Sam Cowan
They found a beautifully sunny spot with an immense sand bar and wide shallow safe waters.
"The Southerner" by Thomas Dixon
It was a wonderfully quiet and beautiful spot where we had come down.
"Edison's Conquest of Mars" by Garrett Putman Serviss
In the immediate vicinity of Waterford itself there are many beauty spots and places of interest.
"The Sunny Side of Ireland" by John O'Mahony and R. Lloyd Praeger
I shall send the car, with Young Nick to drive all who care to go, to a few of the beauty spots, while I am otherwise occupied.
"Set in Silver" by Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
This was the spot which a young and beautiful female visited alone at midnight.
"The Loyalists, Vol. 1-3" by Jane West
The Prince was rooted to the spot at the sight of the maiden, for she was wonderfully beautiful.
"Tales of Wonder Every Child Should Know" by Various
It was a rich and beautiful spot on this earth.
"Serbia in Light and Darkness" by Nikolaj Velimirovic
A colony of beavers selected a beautiful spot on a clear stream, called Silver Creek, to build themselves a habitation.
"Queer Stories for Boys and Girls" by Edward Eggleston
It was a beautiful spot, and how it grew and flourished!
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 2, No. 2, August, 1862" by Various
Then, as far as he could see, West made out nothing but the beauty of the spot upon which they had stumbled in the darkness of the night.
"A Dash from Diamond City" by George Manville Fenn
Has it a playground or beauty spot?
"Civics and Health" by William H. Allen
I don't believe we shall ever see a more beautiful spot in our lives.
"!Tention" by George Manville Fenn
We could scarcely move from the spot, so delighted were we with the beautiful appearance of these magnificent birds.
"In the Eastern Seas" by W.H.G. Kingston
Many of the spots they passed presented much picturesque beauty.
"Great African Travellers" by W.H.G. Kingston
Nothing can be more wildly beautiful than this secluded spot, which is as silent and lonely as if it had never been trodden by the foot of man.
"Which?" by Ernest Daudet
Pleased with the beauty of the spot, he lingered some time.
"Joyce's Investments" by Fannie E. Newberry
It is all fair, and smiling and beautiful, all but one spot, one black, black, black spot.
"Prisoners of Hope" by Mary Johnston
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In poetry:

When I think of Jerusalem in kingdoms yet free,
I shall think of its ruins and think upon thee;
Thou beautiful Jewess, content thou mayest roam;
A bright spot in Eden still blooms as thy home.
"The Maid Of Jerusalem" by John Clare
Bonnie Kilmany, in the County of Fife,
Is a healthy spot to reside in to lengthen one's life.
The scenery there in the summer time is truly grand,
Especially the beautiful hills and the woodland.
"Bonnie Kilmany" by William Topaz McGonagall
And as the tourist there in search of beautiful spots doth rove,
Let them not forget to enquire for Anstey's Cove,
And there they will see a beautiful beach of milky white,
And the sight will fill their hearts with delight.
"Beautiful Torquay" by William Topaz McGonagall
And as for Braidhill, it's a very romantic spot,
But a fine place to visit when the weather is hot;
There the air is nice and cool, which will help to drive away sorrow
When ye view from its summit the beautiful city of Edinburgh.
"Beautiful Edinburgh" by William Topaz McGonagall
Twas here that William of Orange first touched English ground,
And as he viewed the beautiful spot his heart with joy did rebound;
And an obelisk marks the spot where he did stand,
And which for long will be remembered throughout England.
"Beautiful Torquay" by William Topaz McGonagall
THE judge was instantly upon his knees,
The negro's pardon asked, and sought to please;
I trust, said he, my lord, you'll overlook
The fault I made: my ignorance mistook.
The universe has not so nice a spot;
The world so beautiful a palace got!
"The Little Dog" by Jean de La Fontaine

In news:

Andy Warhol inspires Nars makeup collection: Beauty Spot .
The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce recently recognized the residence of Bill and Barbara Thomas on CR SW3150 as the winner of the September Rural Beauty Spot award.
The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce recently recognized Pete Dyer's residence on FM 71 west as the winner of the June Rural Beauty Spot award.
Ocean Villa Condo Association Wins OC Beauty Spot Award.
Chris Santos, chef and owner of New York City hot spots the Stanton Social and Beauty & Essex, created this sweet, savory, crunchy double-decker quesadilla .
This small, brightly colored salon is a go-to neighborhood spot for reasonably priced beauty services.
None of us will likely see Venus pass, like a moving beauty spot, across the face of the sun again.
The Victoria's Secret beauty, who was spotted dining with West and two other pals last week, was.
For the ninth consecutive year, Amway independent business owners (IBOs) have earned the company the top spot in online Health & Beauty (H&B) sales, according to Internet Retailer's annual Top 500 Guide to the web.
Andy Warhol inspires Nars makeup collection: Beauty Spot.
Jessica Simpson And Family Arrive At LAX Mom to be Jessica Simpson, Eric Johnson and their beautiful daughter Maxwell spotted at LAX coming from New York.
This week's race was a real nail-biter, but in the end Sheena defeated six other beautiful babes to earn her spot as Babe of the Week.
In the provocative Victoria's Secret tradition, the spot, directed by Michael Bernard of cYclops Productions, featured beautiful models and sexy lingerie.
Chris Santos, chef and owner of New York City hot spots the Stanton Social and Beauty & Essex, created this sweet, savory, crunchy double-decker quesadilla.
The calico crab is brightly colored and covered with a beautiful spotted pattern.
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In science:

For those struggling to understand complicated phenomena like the active nucleus of NGC 4258, with its beautifully precise maser spots orbiting in a thin, warped disk, these machines seem to offer the seductive possibility of creating a detailed and comprehensive simulation.
Numerical Models of Accretion Disks
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