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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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Most of us are inured to what was once quaintly called "salty language." But in that same monologue, Carlin noted, "There are no bad words.
No not a Football League fixture, though he played in three such Tyne-Wear derbies, but a game in a quaintly named Cock Of The North tournament at St James' Park.
While designed to be shocking at the time, the bar for shock value in both fashion and advertising has risen so high that the photos now seem quaintly cinematic, like publicity stills from an unknown Alfred Hitchcock movie.
Quaintly named The Happy Workshop every player can expect responsibility for unique strands in this complex, but very Strauss music.
CLLR NICK Small's passionate arguments against betting shops and gambling machines in his City Central ward would have a lot more validity if he stated that the Labour Party as a whole were against them, and not just, as he quaintly says, "Liverpool Labour".
IT may not be Southfork, but just outside Newmachar lies the quaintly named The Rich Cedar, providing delightful accommodation for both man and beast.
IN RECENT months Castle Hill has been described quaintly as 'a place of quiet reflection, far from the madding crowds, away from the clatter and clutter of our hectic lives' and as 'the countryside where we should take a flask of tea.' And so the debate goes on and on.
LAUNCHED last night at the quaintly named Tea and Tipple in Corbridge was the second novel by local crime writer Mari Hannah.
A quaintly dingy country that's bursting at the seams as rickshaws and cows jostle for room on roads with women in bright saris, their pallu s drawn right down to cover the face.
Although the thought of something so simple in this age of high-concept game shows like The One Million Pound Drop and The Bank Job - former Merseyside maths teacher-turned-stand-up hosts coffee break-style brain teasers while wearing lovely Pringle jumper with lemon piping - seems quaintly undemanding.
Her introduction to this very different world, with its snobbishness and class-consciousness, and in particular the tribulations of going to school where the stigma of her illegitimacy is well-known, may all seem quaintly old-fashioned to the twenty-first century reader.
Instead runners will carry the London 2012 torch through various towns and the flame will then be put in the back of a truck in a lantern, quaintly known as The Mother Flame, and moved by vehicle convoy onto the next town.