gewgaw


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Synonyms for gewgaw

Synonyms for gewgaw

cheap showy jewelry or ornament on clothing

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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.
This sort of gewgaws undignify a speech, instead of adding a grace.
I had shuddered to see Raffles admiring the gewgaws in his turn, in his own brazen fashion, with that air of the cool connoisseur which had its double meaning for me.
In Faulkner in the University, Faulkner, himself the childhood owner of a spotted horse, said the spotted horse "symbolized the hope, the aspiration of the masculine part of society that is capable of doing, of committing puerile folly for some gewgaw that has drawn him, as juxtaposed to the cold practicality of the women .
Every flat surface featured some kind of ancient lamp, broken clock, decorative gimcrack or gewgaw to ensure that nothing from pocket or bag could be put on it, and a portable heater took up what remained of floor space.
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.
Yet someone selling a handsome new cell phone would be happy if you thought his gewgaw better because it was new.
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.