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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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The winners of this year's fancy dress competition were: Pre-school - Kit Gooden (strongman) and Isla Stewart (popcorn seller); P1-3 Fraser Chamberlain (cannon) and Lucy Wilson (bearded lady); P4-5 - Reece Crawford (strongman).
can reveal the Mystery Machine didn't survive the riotous night out - a Boxing Day fancy dress tradition in Wigan.
Rhyl's mayor Cllr Win Mullen-James and TV personality Timmy Mallett were on hand to judge the best fancy dress dipper.
"We will, of course, be changing our annual fancy dress theme and once again apologise to anyone who may have found this innapropriate."
A FANCY dress fund-raiser will celebrate the life of a fun-loving young man from Burton-on-the-Wolds, who died three years ago.
Ahead of Thursday, the City of London Police has issued alert to parents on fake fancy dress outfits - and the dangers they pose.
From royalty to superheroes and Harry Potter to Elvis, people of all ages can be seen getting into the spirit of fancy dress.
Skeleton fancy dress costumes, PS7; pink witch costume, from PS7; sequin witch costume, from PS8, all George at Asda Baby Halloween skeleton playsuit and hat set, cream, John Lewis, PS14 Witch Halloween costume, left, Aldi, PS3.99 Vampiress Halloween fancy dress for women, George at Asda, PS16
CHILDREN and adults were treated to a day of Bush Tucker Trials, and fancy dress costume competitions when Creatures of Coventry held their annual fun day yesterday.
WHEN your kids tell you it's fancy dress at school, your first thought tends to be where's Elsa's crown?
YARM'S Tom Affleck just failed to win Guisborough DMC's Boxing Day Fancy Dress Trial at Charltons.