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fancy

1. (of a domestic animal) bred for particular qualities
2. Lit the power to conceive and represent decorative and novel imagery, esp in poetry. Fancy was held by Coleridge to be more casual and superficial than imagination
3. Music a composition for solo lute, keyboard, etc., current during the 16th and 17th centuries
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And Murray should now go all the way and re-name the fancifully named Murray Park, (the biggest piece of boardroom grovelling in Rangers' history) Advocaat Arena.
Aprs promises a compete contrast with its Scandinavian-inspired stylings and an atmosphere, fancifully described by the designers as being 'relaxed and communal as a rugged pine envelope'.
if a little fancifully; his antics as a youngster, which led to the prospect of gelding being raised; and the run-up to his racetrack performances in 1963-64 which won him a North American championship.
There is, in his campaign against difference (waged in a column entitled "One Small Voice"), something creepily akin to his fancifully named, real-life comrade, Hilton Kramer.
Simultaneously vital and unwieldy, this occasionally serf-serving yet undeniably eye-opening project is the closest thing the community has to a self-portrait, fancifully narrated (in Spanish) by the Silver Platter itself.
Grouping the audience around a central playing area, director/designer Jennifer Tarver made fine use of a raised platform with an altar-like disc at its centre, but her fancifully draped bower at the far end of the hail seemed incongruous and underused.
De La Hoya talks fancifully about a knockout but it's cuts that will surely end this fight once again.
A fancifully penned composite of real-life researchers, Ford's middle-aged Stonehill bears the brunt of the pic's bid to inject some flair into fairly dry proceedings.
Chitty's high-tech metal-mesh scaffolding successfully conveyed an underlying atmosphere of terror, and her fancifully evocative costumes created memorable images: updated Soviet-style uniforms for Turandot's Amazon guards, black leather outfits for the wonderfully melodious trio of Ping, Pang and Pong (Earle Patriarco, Doug Jones and Timothy Robinson), yellow costumes for all--and superb lighting by Dominique Bruguiere--for the sunrise scene.
Overall, it's a stylish, wellmade fantasy from Steven Spielberg and Rain Man's Barry Levinson which fancifully explores the early life of Conan Doyle's Victorian sleuth.
Acting far less precocious than she did in "Juno" and "Hard Candy," the young thesp takes a slight and welcome turn toward realism here, while hewing to the fancifully warm tone that is the movie's defining quality.
Kyrgiakos had actually been one of Liverpool's better performers, winning every aerial battle and nullifying the threat of Bobby Zamora, a player who is fancifully being talked of as a potential member of England's World Cup squad.