gewgaw


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Synonyms for gewgaw

Synonyms for gewgaw

cheap showy jewelry or ornament on clothing

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There is little need," said the monk, with a meaning look, "to fritter away the time in gewgaws which shall raise up the pale ghosts of hopes of early years.
When I consider how our houses are built and paid for, or not paid for, and their internal economy managed and sustained, I wonder that the floor does not give way under the visitor while he is admiring the gewgaws upon the mantelpiece, and let him through into the cellar, to some solid and honest though earthy foundation.
So; pat the animal and lay your hand on the gewgaws, with which the Red-skins have ornamented his mane, giving your eye as it were to one thing, and your mind to another.
Trim off these gewgaws,' said his father, plucking the scraps of ribbon and the feathers from his hat, 'and over your own dress wear my cloak.
But he could not resist getting into a horse-trading argument, and arrived at a fair price, aided by the fact that the man had an anniversary in the offing and needed a pretty gewgaw for his wife.
From that stainless steel vision of future dreariness outside the library, via the well-meaning but lifeless coal miners and family groups around Queen Street, to that new gewgaw leaning pointlessly about at the top of Charles Street, what have we got that's as exciting as this city deserves?
Purchase this green gewgaw instead of that ungreen gadget.
The new offering demands no such humiliations, and is tailormade for web-friendly mobiles like that must-have gewgaw, the Apple iPhone.
Another interesting geek gewgaw offered was an early version (1843) of the first circular slide rule made in America--something called a Palmer's Computing Scale.
Today the separation of church and state is plowed under, today the coherence of the Constitution is sacrificed to provide a gewgaw for fundamentalist bigots, today the lives of thousands are sacrificed to a half-baked adventure foisted upon the world by a man who slid into the White House with a resume stained by a ruined school system, gun control laws curbed so that people can carry concealed weapons in churches, and of course his nasty gigantic appetite for execution.
with such rhythms, such pauses, and such conviction that she transformed an Italian gewgaw into a hard serpent of raised gold.
Next add the cost of new buildings, computers, software, personnel, office furniture and every other gewgaw and knickknack the Feds can think of, and the total cost could run into the tens of billions.
The bombilla is not a gewgaw, but rather an old, functional imbibing method for South American mate (also called Yerbamate, or spelled mate).
No trinket of a teacher, no gewgaw of a penitent fellow pupil, no tricksy tormentor could crack the silence of me.
He stood and waded and waved, smiling, at the old shepherd in black pants and a carved stick in his hand, which itself looked carved; Ray, expensively muscular in his Valentino swim trunks, thought he was probably not much younger than this ancient peasant and suddenly his grief struck him as a costly gewgaw, beyond the means of the grievously hungry and hardworking world.