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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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In a statement, officials said counterfeit fancy dress costumes are not subjected to the same rigorous testing as genuine items and can pose a public safety risk to consumers.
Sparkling Stella Currie (5) donned her best fancy dress 041217LIGHTS_06
We know that many children love dressing up, which is why we absolutely encourage everybody to come in fancy dress.
This picture shows youngsters from Netherthong Village School taking part in a fancy dress parade in September 2005.
They also had on the day, face painting, stilt walking, raffles and a fancy dress competition.
He picked the pair up from their mum's house on Thursday night and they told him that Friday was a fancy dress day, as their school, Glyncorrwg Primary School, in Neath Port Talbot, was having a party for the Queen's birthday.
YARM'S Tom Affleck just failed to win Guisborough DMC's Boxing Day Fancy Dress Trial at Charltons.
A CITY MP is demanding a change in official safety rules to protect children from fancy dress costumes which catch fire easily - after TV host Claudia Winkleman's daughter suffered horrific burns.
MPS are demanding a change in official safety rules to protect children from fancy dress costumes which catch fire easily, after TV host Claudia Winkleman's daughter suffered horrific burns.
MPS are demanding a change in official safety rules to protect children from fancy dress costumes which catch fire easily - after TV host Claudia Winkleman's daughter suffered horrific burns.
MAY the fourth be with anyone game enough to run the Belfast City Marathon in fancy dress.
SIR - Apropos this Liam Williams business, I remember attending a fancy dress party, a pyjama affair as it happens, back in the late Sixties when working in Southampton.