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gaudy

Brit a celebratory festival or feast held at some schools and colleges
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Back at the Kingman gun show, my dad's once-classy 1911 with hour-glass worn grips was now gaudily blued and sporting gaudier stocks.
We, the thin, as yet mostly hairless northern European stock, looked down socially and ethnically on these swarthy, loud, gaudily dressed and goldly accessorized interlopers, yet we hung near them whenever we could, skittish peripheral males watching the Alphas do their work.
It flows over the jumble of gaudily painted souvenir shops, garish, neon-lit and tinselled arcades that make up Blackpool.
22) Contemporary portraits of Melbourne's factory girls emphasised their contravention of respectable femininity as they appeared in public, unchaperoned and gaudily dressed in cheap imitations of the latest styles.
Her skirt was shorter and fuller; her bodice longer and lower; her hat more flaring and more gaudily trimmed; her handkerchief more ample and more flauntingly carried; her corkscrew curls thinner, longer, and stiffer, but her gait and swing were studied imitations of her lord and master, and she tripped by the side of her beau ideal with an air which plainly said, 'I know no fear and ask no favor.
Duncan is clear, however, that Scott at least was well aware of the staginess of what he was doing: "assembling a gaudily up-to-date national spectacle that relied on the availability of sovereignty--its mystic link with the past decisively broken--as a sign among other signs that gathered its meaning in public circulation and consumption" (4).
A pretend mace, a lacquered wooden bat gaudily bedecked with cereal box jewels and crowned by two arching slices of tin, is also kindly provided.
Ten Thousand Transformations": from a poem written around the ninth month of 1051 at Fanchang [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], "The Spirit Mountain Temple" (Lingshan si [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]), a spot apparently less gaudily spectacular than the temple complexes at Jinshan Island: "What do travelling fun-seekers think they are up to / When they pass here, yet never slow their step?
The endless rooms and corridors of his mansion, gaudily decorated like an Arabian palace, begin to suggest to her a harem.
It is too late now, but we have to ask why the whole thing could not have been dealt with less gaudily in the first place.
That seems to be happening on Qianmen, a commercial thoroughfare that is being transformed into a Western-style Chinatown, with gaudily painted arches, gilded planters, prettified facades and a period streetcar.
Ignaz Kirchner was a devilish Samiel and Gunther Groissbock a resonant Eremit, albeit dressed gaudily in white with sunglasses.