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vamp up

v.
1. To refurbish, improve, or embellish something: The designers vamped up the website using contemporary colors. I bought an old bookshelf and vamped it up with a new coat of paint.
2. To put something together; fabricate or improvise something: With no hard news available about the summit meeting, the reporters vamped up questions based only on rumor. When my turn came to tell a story, I vamped one up from tales I had heard as a child.
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Balaam noted, that one of the best things about Vamp TV is that 'there are some really exceptional kids' and that is the underlying message of Vamp TV, that 'you guys are fantastic, look at what you have got, you have this humour and skills and ability.
The odd number of discrete design elements around the perimeter lane with a design element centered on the toe, the designs and colors, the beaded instep lane, the beaded heel seems on two of the pair, and the red accent paint between the two angled lanes of beadwork on the vamp mark all three pair as classic Southern Cheyenne moccasins discussed in the article.
Now attach the vamp to the heel section (figure 8).
Paglia's somewhat studied truculence, snarling delivery and trigger-happy style can be very entertaining, especially when she is doing what she does best, engaging in terrorist acts of pure nullification and trampling all over our most sacrosanct pieties, as in the most interesting essay in Vamps and Tramps, "No Law in the Arena.
CineSport's new VaMP technology is currently powering video on sports sites including the New York Post, Boston Globe, Philadelphia Inquirer and St.
Features include: a medium vamp, wide platform, full outsole, and low-cut skies $69 www.
It has been encountered in ancient vamp type moccasins sites in the arid Great Basin, probably left by natives migrating from the North.
Transmission Vamp topped the UK album charts with Velveteen in 1989 and she is cited as a key influence by the likes of Miley Cyrus.
A medium profile, slightly tapered box, and U-shaped vamp are standard in this shoe.
A consistent feature seen in the center seam/vamp moccasin is the series of pleats or puckers where the body of the moccasin is joined to the vamp piece.
In addition to choosing the length, width, box, shank, vamp, and heel of your choice, you can also order suede tips.
The layout of beadwork lanes on the vamp of these boots is precisely the same as on the moccasins Mike discusses in the current (Vol 35 # 2) WW issue.
It features a standard V-shaped vamp, 3/4 shank, and wide block.
Ty made these points to explain that normally the Cheyenne use a different design element on the vamp than featured around the perimeter, and also that design elements around the moccasin perimeter usually alternate either in design pattern or color scheme.
For its third and latest studio album, 'Night and Day,' the British pop band The Vamps steered its sound to a direction it has yet to explore.