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A conventional design representing a Chinese scene in blue on white pottery, typically showing three figures on a bridge, with a willow tree and two birds above:[as modifier] ‘a willow-pattern plate’
- ‘The 90 Year 3 and 4 pupils have each made their own ceramic plates based on the ancient Chinese story of the willow pattern.’
- ‘But coming from Malaysia, Lumley had no concept of Scotland and imagined it like a willow-pattern plate.’
- ‘The Meeting of Asia and Europe 1500-1800 is explored in terms of the art and craft it inspired - from porcelain and silk to lacquer and willow pattern - to say nothing of the import of styles and ideas.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.