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Quaint

A term used to refer to antique or old-fashioned styles, such as English style cottages and Queen Anne houses.
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As I grew older, the Carol Doda images proliferated and became active and three-dimensional, and the glimpses of what the mermaids represented grew rarer and quainter.
Yet while these resorts certainly helped transform Tunica into a hub, the town has hardly relinquished its quainter charms.
It took Gesell and his associates no time to produce what they saw as the grail of economic prosperity: a chest bulging with reams of quaint certificates, each bearing on its back a quainter grid--a square-pattern, made of tiny little boxes upon which one was to affix periodically a purple stamp.
But the Simpson and Lewinsky paroxysms occurred in what now seems like a quainter, more primitive media era--before the Internet's maturity, before Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.
Unlike the recent rash of big-budget Hollywood remakes, from Tim Burton's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) to Robert Zemeckis's forthcoming Yellow Submarine, which are implicitly positioned to improve on, if not erase, the quainter original versions, and unlike the work of artists like Kalup Linzy and Charlie White, who adopt familiar genre conventions to produce new material, O'Marah's videos double the primary texts and manage to make them more visible while simultaneously severing the perceived connection between economy and value that fuels the endless torrent of spectacularized Hollywood product.
Further west things just get quainter and quainter as we discovered the cobbled streets of La Lavandou.
The Americans call it blackjack, quainter Brits know it as pontoon, but whatever you name it, it's apparently the most popular card game in the world.
Tourists are drawn to smaller, quainter neighbors such as Sonoma, Healdsburg, or Napa.
Even the quainter folk practices, such as the belief that brides who wish to conceive should go and sit on one of the stones, link these sites to an older, "magical" belief system (e.
One of the quainter aspects of the more general rules for Dusun dream interpretation, when first met by the foreign learner, is the idea that occurrences in dreams often (but to add to confusion, not invariably
Beyond "Potter," "Narnia" and "Kong," the fourth quainter is packed with pics with big potential--including an astonishing seven slated to open wide on Christmas weekend.