Noun(1) long-tailed black-and-white crow that utters a raucous chattering call(2) someone who collects things that have been discarded by others(3) an obnoxious and foolish and loquacious talker
(1) It was Jo Gordon's trademark Dr Who scarves that first aroused the magpie eyes of the UK fashion pack three years ago, sounding the first death knell for the soppy pashmina.(2) For the rest of his long, innovative and hugely prolific career, he drew inspiration from the comics, novelties, magazines, toys and cheap novelettes collected over the years with magpie insatiability.(3) his father was a garrulous old man who chattered like a magpie(4) We are living in a society based on the concept of ownership; a magpie culture.(5) The exquisite but inexpensive jewellery acts like a magnet to magpie wives and their pleased husbands who can finally afford ├ö├ç├┐something really nice├ö├ç├û in the cheap displays.(6) Netting unless very well put on the trees prove no good as the clever jackdaw or cheeky magpie can get in with ease in the smallest opening.(7) He was the human sampling machine, selling millions of records and drawing degree-level analysis from critics impressed by his magpie eclecticism and arch intelligence.(8) The things inside came from Rayburn's magpie collection of boxes, art supplies and flea-market treasures, and they were arranged to suggest the way they'd once been stashed in his studio.(9) Some kind of magpie was chattering from the cherry trees, sounding like a child's imitation of a machine gun.(10) Yet if Paolozzi's work was the result of the brilliant deconstructions and recontextualisations of a magpie mind, at its heart lay simple draughtsmanship, a natural engagement with beauty.(11) Such are the artist's magpie tendencies that one of the reasons he chose his flat in Leith was that it afforded him a view of a scrapyard.(12) Together, they form a visual diary of his trips, containing thousands of photographs, ephemera, pages from magazines and newspapers - anything that catches Galliano's magpie eye.(13) The Ding Foundation is the squirrel and magpie of the theatre world - collecting and rescuing abandoned objects, and all the debris and detritus of other people's lives, and animating them in order to tell stories.(14) Which isn't to say that their music is entirely created by others - but it is a collaborative, magpie process, drawing on the talents of remixers as much as their own restless experiments with samplers and computer programs.(15) The Eameses were magpie collectors of Americana - toys, tools, quilts, cotton reels, primitive paintings - and this love affair shines through their short films.(16) This suggests that Scotland's best hope lies in the evolution of a creative magpie cuisine that draws on diverse culinary influences, tempered by the realisation that less is more.
(1) magpie :: magpie
1. scavenger ::
2. pack rat ::
Different Formsmagpie, magpies
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