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Gewgaw   /gjˈugɑ/   Listen
Gewgaw

noun
1.
Cheap showy jewelry or ornament on clothing.  Synonyms: bangle, bauble, fallal, gaud, novelty, trinket.






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"Gewgaw" Quotes from Famous Books



... for the duties appertaining to wifehood. But where nature yields to such training, the woman fails both in filling her sphere and in fulfilling her mission, and falls beneath her true position as the helpmeet of man. How bitter his disappointment, who, having been smitten by these gewgaw attractions, and having put faith in the mother of the child that with this outward attraction she had corresponding qualifications to fill the home with helpful counsel and sustaining sympathy, when he comes to find that, instead of a wife, he has married ...
— The True Woman • Justin D. Fulton

... each in turn, and died in the sight of some who pitied, and some who feared, and some who hated, for the sake of land and women. So the four went beyond the power of gold and gewgaw, and were dragged in the mire around the walls and flung into the yellow waters ...
— The Crossing • Winston Churchill

... the way of learning. But I will prove in a moment her creditable high-mightiness in these presumptuous times, though a silly love of popularity induces her to affect now and then a humble guise to some people beneath her. When she gave me this gewgaw," added he, flourishing the purse in his hand, "she told me a pretty tissue about a fair friend of hers, whose music-master, mistaking some condescension on her part, had dared to press her snowy fingers while directing them towards a tender ...
— Thaddeus of Warsaw • Jane Porter



Words linked to "Gewgaw" :   adornment, trinketry



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