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Word: touchstone

Definition: stone used to test the fineness of gold alloys; criterion; standard


Sentences Containing 'touchstone'

Bad Robot produced "Lost" in association with ABC Studios, formerly Touchstone Television.
Bad Robot was originally part of Touchstone Television, but has moved with J. J. Abrams to Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros.
Beeswing also foaled the 2000 Guineas winner Nunnykirk, who was also sired by Touchstone.
Dag Nasty is a touchstone band of the genre, formed during the mid-1980s in DC, with Brian Baker (ex-Minor Threat) on guitar and eventually with second singer Dave Smalley of Boston's DYS on vocals.
He was sired by Touchstone, who won the St.
He was the second foal of his dam Mowerina, a daughter of Touchstone, who had finished second in the 1,000 Guineas Stakes and was a sister of the Derby winners Mundig and Cotherstone.
He, however, no doubt would forgive thee, for he was the most humble-minded and courteous knight of his time, and moreover a great protector of damsels; but some there are that might have heard thee, and it would not have been well for thee in that case; for they are not all courteous or mannerly; some are ill-conditioned scoundrels; nor is it everyone that calls himself a gentleman, that is so in all respects; some are gold, others pinchbeck, and all look like gentlemen, but not all can stand the touchstone of truth.
Howard D. Weinbrot notes that "The Vanity of Human Wishes" "follows the outline of Juvenal's tenth satire, embraces some of what Johnson thought of as its 'sublimity,' but also uses it as a touchstone rather than an argument on authority."
In 2010, Ross selected Carney as the President of Marketing for Walt Disney Studios Worldwide, responsible for all aspects of marketing and distribution for Walt Disney Pictures, Walt Disney Animation, Pixar Animation and Touchstone Pictures.
It was the last Ernest film to be distributed theatrically by Touchstone Pictures.
John Scott regarded him either the best horse he had trained or as the second best after Touchstone while Frank Butler believed him to be the best horse he had ridden.
Strictly Ballroom is a 1992 Australian romantic comedy film directed and co-written by Baz Luhrmann and produced by M Productions, Miramax, and Touchstone Pictures (for the direct-to-video release in North America).
Three years after its completion, the building played a role in the Touchstone Pictures film "Adventures in Babysitting".
Touchstone sired many Classic winners including the Derby winners Cotherstone, Orlando and Surplice.

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