Visitors will be able to peek into some of Marie Antoinette's personal spaces, including the fragile wooden and papier-mâché mini-theater where she performed, a grotto where she held private encounters and her "hamlet," where she constructed an ersatz working farm.
The women join the men in full-dress battlefield dramatizations up and down Germany several times a year, hefting cobblestones (made of papier-mache so no one will get hurt), twirling slingshots and wielding rolling-pins and cudgels.
Putin Calls Shots to Salve Old Wounds
By ELLEN BARRY
Vladimir V. Putin’s choices could redraw the map of the Caucasus or destroy relations with the West.
Definition of what's not to like? in English:
call the shots
Exercise authority, be in charge, as in It's up to the boss to call the shots. This term probably alludes to determining accuracy in target practice. [Mid-1900s] Also see call the tune.
noun OLD USE
1 [C or U] an oily substance used to treat an injured, sore or dry place on your body; ointment
2 [S] something that makes you feel better about a difficult situation
salve your conscience to do something so that you feel less guilty:
He salves his conscience by giving money to charity.
Papier-mâché (French for 'chewed-up paper' because of its appearance), sometimes called paper-maché, is a construction material that consists of pieces of paper, sometimes reinforced with textiles, stuck together using a wet paste (e.g., glue, starch, or wallpaper adhesive). The crafted object becomes solid when the paste dries.
Carton-pierre (French for 'stone cardboard') is papier-mâché that has been decorated to resemble wood, stone, or metal, and is used as decoration.
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