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period piece

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: History
period pieceˈperiod piece noun [countable]  1 SHTYPICALan old piece of furniture or work of art a house furnished with period pieces2 OLD-FASHIONEDa film, play, book etc whose story takes place during a particular period in history a period piece based on a book by E.M. Forster
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period pieceLehrer, it turns out, was aiming all along for something more than a period piece.an Edwardian period pieceBut the three females provide the material that makes Second Lives transcend the normal period piece.
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