flummery


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Synonyms for flummery

a bland custard or pudding especially of oatmeal

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meaningless ceremonies and flattery

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Even on my hand-me-down plates, the Glamorgan sausage looked elegant, garnished with pickled cauliflower and spiced apple, plus small blobs of flummery (which is an old Welsh recipe of oatmeal jelly).
And Leigh felt she should jump in--in fact she could jump in, because despite all the flummery of adulthood, she had sex, she had had sex many times.
The bowing, the scraping, the flummery, the deferential silence for Her Majesty's brief oration from her throne in a House of Lords crowded with ermined peers.
The interior is simple -- no extra flummery, only gleaming white table linen and sparkling glasses, and in winter the best table is close to the cosy fireplace.
Finally, there is an assortment of genuine Irish recipes for trusty Gaelic favorites, including Boxty, Crubeens, Irish Lamb Stew, Soda Bread, Frumenty and Flummery, Bannocks or Scones, and Shepherd's Pie.
in teaching my students the value of textual criticism, I am supported by the sympathy of every great Continental University; and even if it were not so I should be supported by the conviction that I am developing the intellects of our youth, and imparting to them the habit of weighing words in themselves and in their contexts, instead of being satisfied with the loose flummery which now passes current for elegant rendering.
Breton remarked that "from one end of [Swift's] life to the other his misanthropy was the only disposition that never altered" ("Swift and Black Humor" 759), and this idea is so prevalent in biographical accounts of Swift that when Orwell writes that Swift "hates lords, kings, bishops, generals, ladies of fashion, orders, titles and flummery generally; but.
50pm Carry on courting: Alan Bennett looks askance at the faffing and flummery of life in Windsor Castle as various quacks try to reacquaint George III with reason in the 1780s.
If Lidl and Aldi find no need to bombard us with needless meaningless flummery in the guise of customer service, why should you?
This film is so stuffed with extraneous faff and flummery that it often barely feels like Tolkien at all - more a dire, fan-written internet tribute," he wrote.
The attraction of IPO's and other financial flummery is on the rise.
These were the great successes of New Nationalism and the grounds on which it should be judged, not the flummery of forgotten Australia days, embarrassing exhibitions and awful national songs.
Jones] would greet today's Steven Spielberg-Tom Hanks-Tom Brokaw-Greatest Generation flummery first with embarrassment and then with one of his famous rages.