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Word of the Day - for Toastmasters everywhere
Thursday 21st June 2018
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vernissage (noun) ver-nis-ARJ

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Ledoyen's has attained a particular celebrity as the restaurant where every one lunches on the vernissage day of the Salon.

Algernon Bastard, The Gourmet's Guide to Europe. Amazon

Here we all are, anyway, come for the vernissage, which literally means varnishing but now denotes the two or three days set aside for professionals to make their judgments while the paint dries.

Howard Jacobson, The Guardian, 20 June 2003. Guardian

A vernissage brought out the milk-and-cookies crowd the other evening, but that was to be expected.

Laurie Johnston and Susan Heller Anderson, The New York Times, 18 June 1983. New York Times

Later, we see another kind of artist when we wander, by chance, into a bookstore giving a vernissage for Radek Pilar, a locally famous animator.

Jane Howard, The New York Times, 6 October 1985. New York Times

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