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gewgaw

A trinket, knick-knack, or bauble, typically one that is small and ornamental. I hope Aunt Louise doesn't give me another gewgaw for my birthday—I already have a shelf full of them!

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?

gewgaw

verb
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This technique was ever present in the mantra that, instead of costing New York money, the piece would in fact benefit the metropolis through tourist dollars (a post-Gates Bloomberg-administration press release asserted that the project ended up generating no less than a quarter-billion dollars of economic activity); in the unapologetic tchotchke stands at park entrances where crowds queued to buy Gates-related geegaws; and particularly in Christo and Jean-Claude's donation of the millions of dollars in proceeds from these sales to local nature charities, a gesture whose genuine bigheartedness was dimmed only by the ostentation with which it was endlessly hammered home.
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There were lots of big iron thingies that go whoosh in the night -- all those platemakers, stackers, folders and other geegaws that put the word "paper" in "newspaper." But a substantial portion of the floor was covered by the equipment where your reporters, editors and salespeople spend most of their lives.
The "Clones" geegaws include a much-improved selection of collector and toy lines, mostly focusing on action figures, light sabers and games.
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. As the daughter of one earl and the wife of another, she rests her beefy elbow on an ermine-lined cloak as she toys with her ginger locks.
Yet in the final analysis--when all of the methodological and statistical geegaws are stripped away--we have, at best, a "direct line" relationship that amounts to about 10 percent of the variance in behavior.
-- we buy buttons with slogans on them and lots of rainbow geegaws to adorn our cars and homes and offices with.
In contrast, Americans would have to give up little of value-mere "geegaws" in Jefferson's words.
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.
Just as the GI bill devalued a college education--almost any hayseed could get a B.A.-- mass appropriation of yuppie geegaws has sent their status value plummeting.
(""I don't hold with jewelry or none of them geegaws,' Mr.
It has gilded wallpaper, a whitewashed brick wall and lots of rose gold geegaws.
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 my bedroom alone stood two statues carved out of wood from Grant Wood's famous "American Gothic'' painting.