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folly, eye-catcher

A functionally useless structure, often a fake ruin, sometimes built in a landscaped park to highlight a view.
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For the gleaming new 16-seater proved a real eye-catcher among 900 pupils as soon as it was delivered.
Edwardian gentleman's residence An architectural eye-catcher Pages 4-5 Seven-bedroom heaven Significant remodelling creates superb accommodation Pages 6-7 Why not snap up a place in the sun?
This weeks eye-catcher is Oran Leader trained by Jimmy Wright keep an eye out for this runner when next on the card.
The double row of blooms is simply stunning and a real eye-catcher for any room in the house.
The stunning rear-wheel-drive two-seater is a real eye-catcher with its huge doors which open upwards and outwards and is suitable for the road or the track.
Shaun Wright-Phillips, who has started the season brightly, is chalked up by Extrabet at an enticing 16-1 to fire the opener but the same firm's 9-2 for him to notch at any time is a real eye-catcher.
Smock tops are sticking around for summer, and this bold navy and pink number is a real eye-catcher.
The images of condensation drops represented on Cafe Fresco are a real eye-catcher in the refrigerated display case and raise the appetite for a cool coffee buzz.
An artificial meteorite by Thomas Stricker placed alongside a lake promenade is doubtless an eye-catcher.
The C4 has always been an eye-catcher and the latest version does not disappoint.