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EVOCATION, French law. The act by which a judge is deprived of the cognizance of a suit over which he had jurisdiction, for the purpose of conferring on other judges the power of deciding it. This is done with us by writ of certiorari.

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she wonders before she decides to do just that, and it's the simple things - three small girls mocking a boy, a young family with two pack mules, a priest smelling of garlic, the pine forest, "the white hot wilderness of thistle, stone and derelict wheat terrace" - that she notices in this evocation of human existence enlivened by her delightful drawings.
The result is a tactile shimmering evocation of enticing places which, whether real or imagined, have obviously been a pleasure to visit.
Antaeus Dance, a troupe that takes its name and weighty movement style from the mythological Greek giant who gained strength from the earth, tested the audience's patience with Moments of Repose, an evening-length evocation of odalisques choreographed by Artistic Director Joan Meggitt and guest artist Doug Lodge.
SIR: Your leader on Light and Dark (AR April, p46), was a fine evocation of the spirit of Louis Kahn.
She traces women's evocation of maternal, filial, and fraternal bonds, suggesting that women were responding to the greater focus on family life current in post-Reformation thinking, but also exploiting this concern for their own purposes to justify publication.
Out of seemingly prosaic, empirical images of the passing landscapes, the train's staff at work, and interviews with various passengers and small shop owners in the towns and villages along the way, Martin fashions a vivid evocation of those faraway forces eroding the traditional east--west national orientation in Canada.
Grasping the improvisational and communicative meanings embodied by the word "freestyle", these articles are as much about the writer's honed, incisive commentary and description of subject as they are about the visual artist and his or her evocation of style and enunciation of meaning.
It's a museum now, complete with player piano, an evocation that stands in for San Francisco's Barbary Coast, Washington's Hooker's Brigade, New Orleans' Storyville, and all the other vanished districts of mixed shame and pleasure, ragtime and jazz.
As for the picture itself, its evocation of tranquillity and natural beauty validates the very qualities this company intends to preserve.
As the NFTC's attorney put it in a perhaps sly evocation of Chairman Mao's infamous "hundred flowers" movement, "Allowing a thousand, or ten thousand, different foreign policies to bloom would be a detriment to the nation and contravene the constitutional plan.
His 1905 Legend of the Skerries is a well-built, atmospheric evocation of the 25,000 islands which form the Stockholm archipelago, somewhat reminiscent of Rachmaninov's contemporary From the Isle of the Dead, and using a language - sustained strings, summoning woodwinds, broadly melodic horns - which we associate more with "Celtic" composers; Wagner and Strauss also contribute to the sound-picture.
As an evocation of a bygone pop era, Velvet Goldmine is an impressive leap beyond The Rose and Grace of My Heart.