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creature feature

A horror film in which the central focus is on one or more monsters. I miss the creature features of the '50s and '60s—they were so campy and fun, unlike the dull CGI films of today.
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feature someone as something

 
1. to imagine someone to be something or a particular type of person. I really can't feature you as a ship's captain. Alice had always featured Fred as a fairly even-tempered person.
2. to give special prominence to someone in a particular part in a play, film, opera, etc. They featured Laura as the lead singer in the group. The director refused to feature Roger as a lead.
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feature someone in something

 
1. to imagine someone wearing something. I can't feature you in that ridiculous dress, Can you feature Fran in that hat?
2. to imagine someone being in something or some place. I can't feature you in Paris. You are too rural to enjoy a place like Paris. Can you feature David in New York City?
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double feature

Also, double bill. A program consisting of two full-length films shown for the price of a single ticket. For example, It was a double feature and lasted five hours, or The women's conference had a double bill, first speakers from China and then visiting guests from the rest of the world . This expression is occasionally loosely used for other paired events (as in the second example). [c. 1930]
See also: double, feature

redeeming feature

A good quality or aspect that makes up for other drawbacks, as in The house isn't very attractive, but the garden is the redeeming feature. This idiom, first recorded in 1827, uses redeem in the sense of "compensate."
See also: feature, redeem

double feature

Two movies for the price of one. Movie theater owners during the Great Depression of the 1930s hit on the idea of attracting more business during those troubled times by offering not one but two feature-length films. That was in addition to the newsreels, cartoons, serial episodes, coming-attraction trailers, and short subjects that moviegoers had grown accustomed to seeing. The two films were not of equal quality. One was the feature, the star-studded movie that people wanted to see. The second feature was a B movie. Double features lasted through World War II up to the 1960s, when the studios insisting that theaters rent two films at a time was declared illegal.
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References in classic literature ?
As Virginia Maxon saw the fine features of the giant where she had expected to find the grotesque and hideous lineaments of a monster, she gave a quick little cry of pleasure and relief.
An expression of pain, and hopelessness, and sorrow swept across his features.
Jimmie wiped his blood-wet features with his sleeve.
Eliza's figure was at once slight and plump, her face small, and nearly as round as my sister's, - complexion, something similar to hers, but more delicate and less decidedly blooming, - nose, retrousse, - features, generally irregular; and, altogether, she was rather charming than pretty.
At times her fingers played in the matted hair of the dead, and at others they lightly attempted to smooth the painfully expressive muscles of its ghastly visage, as the hand of the mother is seen lingering fondly about the features of her sleeping child.
His vast features were visibly stamped with an expression of deep concern; but at no time did they falter, until he turned his back, as he believed for ever, on the grave of his first-born.
It is not so," said Ishmael, whose usually inflexible features were beginning to manifest the uneasiness he felt.
In the description of the principal outrages, reference has been had to the best authorities of that time, such as they are; the account given in this Tale, of all the main features of the Riots, is substantially correct.
Sam was taken with a troublesome cough, at once, for the purpose of attracting the gentleman's attention; the gentleman starting at the sound, raised his head and his eyeglass, and disclosed to view the profound and thoughtful features of Mr.
Pott's features assumed so much additional grandeur at the recollection of the power and research displayed in the learned effusions in question, that some minutes elapsed before Mr.
Special viewing area at The Greens at Valencia will also feature an old-fashioned Fourth of July barbecue and live band.
With this feature the developer can test a device against any almost every product it might ever be connected to in a live network, ensuring quality, functionality, and stability.
Now known as Telefilm Canada, the CFDC was founded--in the finest Canadian traditions of the "mixed economy"--to invest public money in a fledgling private sector Canadian film industry to create, with varying degrees of success, a reasonably constant level of production of Canadian feature films.
An alternative for protecting iSCSI traffic when the initiator and target do not support the feature is to use a VPN tunnel.
For this project, the feature may be represented as a set of one or more planes and/or cylinders, depending on the feature modeled (whether a hole, peg, slot, part side, etc.