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 n.— «It seems like a straightforward assignment until the “hero”—food styling parlance for the center of the plate foodstuff—arrives on set as wrinkled as a baggy pair of pantyhose that have lost their elastic.» —“Photographer David Morris looks at food in a different light” Republican-American (Oxford, Conn.) Oct. 6, 2004. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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