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Here, the sign will feature a bicycle beneath two chevrons.
The 230 guest rooms lack some of the snappy personality of the common areas, but feel serene and welcoming with lavender chevron headboards and pillowy beds topped in white Frette linens.
Based on aerial views of an imaginary landscape that is a recurring Griffiths image, the various trees, hills, roads and structures have been pared down to graphic, thickly painted dashes, curves, blocks and chevrons.
Pin your bangs back with a cool ombré chevron bobby pin design.
Since then, a few other makeup artists have tested out the style, taking the wave up a few dozen notches by fully shaping their eyebrows into chevron-level squiggles, some of which look sorta, kinda, really look Photoshopped.
Davie Police released a photograph Thursday of one of its ranking officers, Patricia Ravine, who has a smile as wide as her sergeant’s chevrons.
Sharp geometric forms such as arrows or chevrons give the works a witchy or ’80s heavy metal look.
The inhabitants of Gough Cave had defleshed it, then immediately covered it in a series of repeating designs that look like a row of chevrons, or a zig-zagging line.
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Did You Know?
First appearing in English in the 14th century, chevron derives via Middle English and Anglo-French from the Vulgar Latin word caprio, meaning "rafter (probably due to its resemblance to two adjoining roof beams)." It is also related to the Latin noun caper, meaning "goat," again likely based on the resemblance of a V-shape to a goat’s horns. "Caper" is also an ancestor of "Capricorn," the tenth sign of the zodiac, represented by a goat. The resemblance of "chevron" to "chèvre," the French word for "goat" and our word for a kind of cheese that comes from goat’s milk, is no coincidence, as that word derives from "caper" as well.
Origin and Etymology of chevron
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