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gaudy

Brit a celebratory festival or feast held at some schools and colleges
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She had caught sight of her new Sunday gown-- a cheap curtain-calico thing, a conflagration of gaudy colors and fantastic figures.
A little green worm came crawling over a dewy leaf, lifting two-thirds of his body into the air from time to time and "sniffing around," then proceeding again -- for he was measuring, Tom said; and when the worm approached him, of its own accord, he sat as still as a stone, with his hopes rising and falling, by turns, as the creature still came toward him or seemed inclined to go elsewhere; and when at last it considered a painful moment with its curved body in the air and then came decisively down upon Tom's leg and began a journey over him, his whole heart was glad -- for that meant that he was going to have a new suit of clothes -- without the shadow of a doubt a gaudy piratical uniform.
He was a fine, haughty-looking savage, fancifully decorated, and mounted on a high-mettled steed, with gaudy trappings and equipments.
She was habited in a gaudy tissue of scarlet cloth, trimmed with yellow silk, which, descending a little below the knees, exposed to view her bare legs, embellished with spiral tattooing, and somewhat resembling two miniature Trajan's columns.
The light proceeding from one of these gaudy abominations is unequal broken, and painful.
And thus were produced a multitude of gaudy and fantastic appearances.
Petersburg audience seeing acrobats lying flat on their backs on impossibly high poles, followed by projections of computer displays on a gaudy, lacerated backdrop!
And whenever he sits, drenched in bling, next to The Queen in their gaudy, customised wheels, he's humming to himself the 50 Cent classic: "I don't know what you've heard about me....that I'm a mother***ing P.I.M.P."?
Rare old bottles, huge horn gramophones, chandeliers, gaudy Welsh, more gaudy Welsh, speed maps - the list goes on and on.
There's also room for a tasteful and serious home DIY programme nobug-eyed brain-numbed homeowners watching bimbos and macho-men prancing about destroying homes with paint and gaudy wallpaper.
In The Gaudy Presence, 1999-2000, meanwhile, an ugly red flatfish rendered in lovely gestural brushwork splits in half to spill a full-color inner world that is at once gross and engrossingly beautiful.
Like everything else in this gaudy melodrama of a musical, from Martin Pakledinaz's eye-cracking costumes to Cy Coleman's raucous score, elegant it ain't.