In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- They're made from styrofoam balls, ribbon, pins, and other frippery.
- But, like Mozart's music, Ozick's prose flirts with frippery.
- ‘It isn't frippery,’ Althia retorted, raising the book in front of her face to hide her smile once more.
- But peek behind the curtain, and you'll find there's a lot more going on here than just period frippery.
- There's a lot to be said for keeping things simple and direct without too much frippery.
- But there in the middle of all this fanciness and frippery was this miserable, small, cold lump that, when cooked originally, had been burned.
- Although indicative of his fondness for frippery, the quip also points to his lack of political insight.
- Each item of frippery has been hand-crafted and restyled with only the best of our obscure finds and the finest embellishments.
- As each ‘perfect’ form emerged, frill fripperies were introduced and introduced to embellish and accentuate that desired shape.
- The trousseau had accompanied my mother on her sea journey from Scotland, a hopeless chest filled with the sort of frippery that quickly disintegrates in Africa.
- The top layers of my skirt may be pure satin frippery, but the underskirt is tight.
- And who among us knew that one of the tasks of a royal footman is not merely to stand about the place with a stern gaze and assorted frippery on his head?
- My heart leaps with joy as I haul out my winter frippery.
- Do not make the mistake of thinking this is mere frippery, for where there is ceremony, there is power.
- Melvin found himself glad he had not allowed Grover to dress him up in all his formal frippery, opting instead for riding breeches and a plain lawn shirt.
- Every type of panty, bra and female frippery imaginable was hanging in the breeze.
- There wasn't nearly as much frippery on Gideon's dress, she could inhabit that dress.
- I don't want to use the term basic, but there wasn't a lot of flashy frippery to get in the way of the good music.
- You know, somewhere deep inside, that this pointless piece of frippery will find its way into your heart and your bathroom.
- She may be a reluctant participant in the political game, but her no-nonsense attitude, her distinct lack of frippery and her lively wit have already marked her out as a woman to be reckoned with.
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