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geegaw

and gewgaw and googaw (ˈgigɔ and ˈgugɔ)
n. a gadget; a bauble. What do you do with these gewgaws? Hang them on a tree?
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The countess's long fleshy face emerges, ruinously ogling, from a stack of ostrich feathers and pendant geegaws.
mass appropriation of yuppie geegaws has sent their status value plummeting.
Magnificent paintings, which Sheila says mostly benefit local artists, antiques and fabulous fakes, oddities, lamps, geegaws, fabrics, hundreds of fully framed turn-of-the-century females whom Sheila insists were her ancestors, fabulous antique books, which Sheila says sardonically she buys "by weight.
In general terms, Lewis predicts that consumer trends will veer more toward "experiences" than products in 2006, meaning you're more likely to receive vouchers for spa treatments, parachute jumps and other activities than dust-collecting geegaws.
Slightly less gruesome, but wondrously infelicitous, is Holman Hunt's Isabella and the Pot of Basil (Birmingham City Art Gallery), feverishly cluttered with pointless geegaws.
That all sounded very hollow as her dresses and bits and bobs were packed into more than 70 crates and shipped off to a Tokyo department store where his underlings sold geegaws that were exact replicas of ones the princess had as a child.
But aside from the accumulated geegaws, gimcracks and knickknacks of 40-some years of very public private life strewn over nearly every horizontal surface, there are the movies.
There's a special fixture in the home department devoted to Christmas baubles and geegaws.
Like her, the whole phoney affair was encrusted with useless geegaws, creaking with antiquity and festooned with hangers-on.
They get taken in by con- men offering the natives baubles, geegaws and empty slogans.
From whisky to cheese to expensive tartan geegaws and big dauds of arty pewter - if you want a Scottish souvenir, this is the place to find it.