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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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What: Believed to be the spot where Lord Rama and Sita spent some years during their 14-year exile, Chitrakoot is like a mini-Varanasi but is far quieter and quainter.
We've already had Enid Blyton's gentle racism excised along with some of her quainter expressions.
Taking the Highway 29 route, your journey begins in Napa, which used to be a place you blew through on the way to quainter spots, but these days is a destination in itself, with a refurbished riverfront and a bustling downtown.
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.
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.
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.