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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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Did you know all the geegaws and curlicues hanging off the several new "Mediterranean-style" condo towers in town are actually molded styrofoam?
The countess's long fleshy face emerges, ruinously ogling, from a stack of ostrich feathers and pendant geegaws.
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.
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.
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.
I took my family recently and we spent a fair bit buying geegaws.
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.
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.
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.