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Pre-Raphaelites

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A term introduced by Hunt and his friends, who wished to intimate that they preferred the simplicity and truthfulness of the painters who preceded Raphael. The term now signifies a very minute imitation of nature, brilliant colouring, and not much shadow.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Præmunire
Pragmatic Sanction
Prairie Fever (The)
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Prayer-book Parade
Praying-wheels
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