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cheap showy jewelry or ornament on clothing

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Things are rapidly getting out of hand in that regard; cars are being outfitted with so many electronic geegaws that it won't be long before human drivers will be unneeded altogether.
There were also books by and about Twain, steamboat models, jaw harps and pennywhistles, and all manner of other geedunk and geegaws.
Meanwhile, the ability of the Royals to pick up diamond-studded geegaws every time they go abroad - which is, after all their job - never ceases to amaze me.
Permit me to recall an old life insurance teacher who, when confronted by his class of eager young practitioners endlessly querying him about cash values, interest rates and whole life versus term issues, finally ended the free-for-all with this unassailable truth: "Folks, it may seem unbelievable to you, but at the time of a man's death, no widow or child will care about all your geegaws and thingamajigs.
I don't need to buy more clothes, or geegaws for our house, or all sorts of nonessential things, but our country needs Obama.
In general terms, Richard predicts that consumer trends will veer more toward `experiences' than products in 2006 ( meaning you're more likely to receive vouchers for spa treatments, parachute jumps and other activities than dust-collecting geegaws.
It's got a busy, bustling, thriving high street full of cafes, restaurants and 'proper pubs'; there are loads of little family-owned shops selling everything from tourist geegaws to designer gear; and, unlike the high street in the town where I live, there are absolutely no charity shops taking advantage of empty retail space (because there is none).
THIS COLUMN IS written in those exceedingly dark days just before Christmas, when the proliferation of cheap and utterly unnecessary plastic electronic gizmos and geegaws is unusually prominent.
There were lots of big iron thingies that go whoosh in the night -- all those platemakers, stackers, folders and other geegaws that put the word "paper" in "newspaper.
Did you know all the geegaws and curlicues hanging off the several new "Mediterranean-style" condo towers in town are actually molded styrofoam?