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gaudy

Brit a celebratory festival or feast held at some schools and colleges
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The first glimpse yesterday of the Carnival City casino venue made that abundantly and gaudily clear.
But the gaudily colored furnishings that are trundled on and off by stagehands seem to come from an entirely different production dating from an entirely different era.
Trailing wisteria framed the archway, leading into an enchanted place where gaudily coloured bougainvillaea tumbled over the walls, its hot pinks and purples muted in the dim lighting.
Nielsen and Thiele don't quite feel like the direct subjects of this body of work--the manipulation itself is just as forcefully emphasized, almost gaudily so.
And those with real stamina could snatch a day or two at the Henley Regatta where the men should be clad in white trousers, straw boaters and gaudily coloured blazers, a uniform which has not changed much since Tom Brown was roasted in front of the fire at his Victorian public school.
Unlabeled and shiny black, they were like dark inversions of the gaudily packaged pirated movies spread out for sale on blankets in subways and on street corners.
What else could be invoked by gaudily framed seascapes and woodland glades interrupted by processions of giant words in dropped-out block capitals?
What's one to make of Overby's predilection for swollen, gaudily painted lips?
At one end of the gallery stood This, a large, geometric, walk-in fun house built of plywood and gaudily painted on the interior.
The ahistorical and uncritical hero worship that discreetly underlies and undermines the essays of Kotik and Sultan emerges here in gaudily unapologetic form as pure stupidity.
(Her death would mark the onset of that era's decline.) To one auto-industry observer, the 1955 Chrysler's newly elongated, blatantly forward-thrusting, gaudily two-toned design was so exciting yet accessible that it suggested a new mantra for consumption and desire: "Marilyn Monroe as a housewife."
The good doctor welcomed an exuberant crowd which filled the nondescript basketball court turned instantly into a pageant venue complete with a gaudily decorated stage last August 8, 2019, at 6:00 p.m.