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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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We were so far under budget we were able to add in some things like wainscoting brick on the outside to add a little bit of the fanciness back.
"The problem we've got now is that we're up against St David's and all its fanciness," Evo said.
He thus becomes paradoxically complicit in his society's absolute division into whiteness and darkness when he forbids "fanciness" or "gaudy calendars" and insists that "everything in the house must be plain and dark" (74-75).
All the digital fanciness in the world can't convey your passion.
HHHHI COMFORT food - those traditional, filling dishes that are big on flavour and small on fanciness - is hard to find outside the home.
The relative fanciness was applied to the plainer of the two works: Handel's Acis and Galatea.
But we were shown to a basic, but serviceable, table straight away - who needs fanciness and fuss when there's PM endorsed food to be had?
Our focus should not be about fanciness but rather in creating and celebrating an environment that is nurturing and helps people feel at home.
Bloom made great efforts to distance himself from deconstruction, which for him was nothing but a "French fanciness." While P.
Zack figures the retail price of the gun in the photos of this, the American Handgunner Gun of the Month, would run about $1,100 in its full fanciness.
He begins the history lesson with the style known as copperplate, the florid, swooping script seen today on upscale wedding invitations (or anything else that wants fanciness), but that predominated in the 18th and 19th centuries.