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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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we buy buttons with slogans on them and lots of rainbow geegaws to adorn our cars and homes and offices with.
Nearly 700 dancers threw out about a million geegaws, beads, and doubloons to the athletes and spectators.
She smiled then, toothy and in a manner that seemed to involve her shoulders and a goodly percentage of her torso, and in that first minute after she said "yes," I understood I was obliged to put aside, like geegaws and trivia you've outgrown, all I knew about Thrones and Dominations, those swift heedless beings who get here by magic and stay around to make us miserable.
mass appropriation of yuppie geegaws has sent their status value plummeting.
I don't hold with jewelry or none of them geegaws,' Mr.
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.
Meanwhile, the ability of the Royals to pick up diamond-studded geegaws every time they go abroad - which is, after all their job - never ceases to amaze me.
Still, Brightline proved us wrong with its cleverly designed flightbag that uniquely swallows a headset while still having room for the other must-have geegaws you always have in your flightbag.
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.
The "Clones" geegaws include a much-improved selection of collector and toy lines, mostly focusing on action figures, light sabers and games.
They're given their own cameraman (which makes motorcycle getaways impossible, a fact that comes into play immediately tonight), as well as precious little money, a few geegaws with which to barter for services with the dupe-able happy natives, camping supplies and coupons for fast-food companies cynical enough to pony up for some product placement.
I took my family recently and we spent a fair bit buying 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.
It's not just that they make their food look finger- lickin' good, but the fact that the companies cynically push, along with their products, all those inticing, attractive geegaws and gifts which instantly appeal to the little ones.
Tie-ins for summer '98 were troubled: "Godzilla" geegaws were embargoed until the day of the film's release (and many consumers and retailers found them disappointing), while the battle of two asteroid movies collided with their tie-ins to create a state of confusion.