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scientific wild ass guess

and SWAG
phr. & comp. abb. a simple guess. (Often objectionable.) I don’t know at all. That was a SWAG. I always use the SWAG system.
See also: ass, guess, wild

SWAG

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Poke the liquidambar leaves into the purchased swag base, working from one end to the other; weave their short stems a bit among the twigs to secure them.
LAYERING: This is the biggest trend in window treatments and includes layering the window with a shade, then sheers, draperies - or side panels - and a valance or swag on the top.
The fabric is now in position, so evenly space out the wrapovers and fold the swags into position.
The focal roses in this collection of bushes, swags, garlands, wreaths and accent arrangements, use a coated textile to give the flowers a soft feel and the colors a muted sheen.
Swags & Tails introduces us to Gloria, her past eroded during years living in dementia units, Mary, the care-worker getting it from all angles and housebound Lillian, locked in her own spare room with only herself and eight bottles of sloe gin for company.
You'll need to work out their ideal position so that the swags hang about 18in below the horizontal line between the posts to avoid it looking too slack or tight.
But she did, by downplaying some windows and then focusing on one with a lavish arrangement of swags in subtle plaids and florals from F.
Each part is further divided into four sections and displays, against a white matte background, sixteen to twenty swags of light gray material.
If you panic over pelmets or swoon at the sight of swags, prepare to pull yourself together.
Today the mystical associations of greens with spirits are gone, but swags of evergreen boughs remain a tradition, presiding over home and hearth during the holidays.
Matching items, wreaths, kissing balls and door swags can be pre-ordered by calling Pat Thomas at (978) 422-3566.
Adding more Florentine flavor is a massive gilt horse's head, a vividly colored Persian rug, an eclectic combination of chintz and leather chairs, and stained-glass windows adorned with toile de Jouy swags.
The swags and valances, trims and tassels, moldings and bed canopies define the compositions circumspectly; the pale color schemes harmonize with rosy cheeks and golden hair; and the languid pastorals on toile-du-Juoy draperies seem to validate the insular pastimes of the New England upper crust - the milieu to which Barney herself belongs.
Draped gracefully across a fireplace mantel or over a front door, swags of greens and berries announce the holidays with color and fragrance.