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not handsome or beautiful

of a plain and unsophisticated nature

of or relating to the family or household

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lacking in physical beauty or proportion

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having a feeling of home

plain and unpretentious

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without artificial refinement or elegance

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Or, as Madge puts it in homelier terms, Patie will be changing the modest garb and manners of the shepherd for aristocratic ways, strutting in Edinburgh with sword and cane instead of staff, and changing his spoon, fashioned from the horn of a local sheep, for an expensive and exotic cup, and the rustic delicacy of 'kitted whey', for the expensive and exotic substance known as tea.
The poet observes that Wanstead looks considerably more impressive now than it had when it was first built in the Elizabethan period, presenting a large and "dazling Prospect" that would far outshine the old "Less costly Roofs and homelier Bowrs" (15).
Gujarat had the most advanced weaving methods; western India, up to the North-West Frontier, produced spectacular embroidered pieces; homelier traditions of embroidery prevailed in the north east and Bengal.
(55) Apollo was, in appearance at least, the complete divinity with beautiful body and head, and the effort to unite his beautiful body with the homelier heads of mortals and lesser deities, was, says Clark, a common practice.
Here, Casper the Friendly Ghost is doing his bit to make Whipstaff Manor a homelier place for lonely Christina Ricci to live, but it's his ghoulish uncles Stretch, Stinkie and Fatso who scare up all the fun in this enchanting comedy.
In recent years, her protagonists have swung down from their heroic heights, post-Valhalla, to pursue the homelier stuff of life,.
In the estimation of their countrymen, today's American warrior (the homelier term G.I.
Abramson I do not know, but rarely have I seen a homelier woman, with a mouth that resembles that of a fish, and a face that I'm certain embarrassed her parents a great deal.
But press power can be a homelier, more down-to-earth experience than helping to convict killers, change government policy or free the innocent.
Christmas being at hand, we reinvent the old line 'what do you give the man who's got everything?' as 'what do you aim at when you've already won the most famous race in the world?' Another National is the answer, but although McCain would obviously dearly love a second win in the race he has homelier ambitions closer to heart.
Towheed looks at figures from high culture such as Einstein and Joyce, but also considers homelier artifacts like Phyllis Pearsall's A-Z atlas to London, which first appeared in 1936, was banned in 1940 and brought back when U.S.
A few short steps away, towering over the central park, is La Iglesia de San Marcos, homelier and newer than La Merced.
Its dreamy scenery belongs to the same tradition as Currier and Ives' wintry landscapes and Robert Frost's "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening." The melodicism is pure Broadway and Hollywood sophistication, but the maudlin sentimentsthat vision of snow-blanketed yuletides "just like the ones I used to know"has deeper, homelier roots, drawing on Stephen Foster's antebellum nostalgia and Victorian parlor ballads, and ladling some Jewish schmaltz over the top.
Historic walled city It's also worth a visit to the Sabores de Monsaraz (saboresdemonsaraz.com), a homelier eaterie you couldn't wish to find, with a cook called Isabel who will not let you leave unless your belly is full.
But it is his homelier role as a lifelong classroom teacher, and by extension a pedagogue in the public square, which better reveals him and his work to us today in a digital culture that feels like one of his carriage house lectures come to life.