All gathered round the picture; all admired, and with justice: it was a chef-d'oeuvre.
He said the portrait of Mrs Housman was Bell's chef-d'oeuvre.
Their chef-d'oeuvre is perhaps "pooadugghiedugghie," which is their version of putangi-tangi, the paradise-duck.
But the chef-d'oeuvre was the portrait of the Author himself.
I: "Later on I will be glad to see the chef-d'oeuvre; but let us first talk about the business which brings me here."
There is scarcely an instance of a musician producing his chef-d'oeuvre after the age of thirty.
I will reply, that I bought this carriage because I had the opportunity; it is a chef-d'oeuvre.
Your conduct up to the present time has been a chef-d'oeuvre, for which you shall be amply compensated.
This story of the two girls weeping, and filling Madame's bedroom with the noisiest lamentations, was Malicorne's chef-d'oeuvre.
Perhaps her panels of the "Four Seasons" may be called her chef-d'oeuvre.