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knick-knack

A trinket or bauble, typically one that is small and ornamental. I loved visiting my grandmother when I was a child and examining all the various knick-knacks she'd collected around the house.
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I can see them now - the massed ranks of right-wing taxi drivers, members of gentlemen's clubs, spluttering over their afternoon G&Ts, and all those 'angry from Llantwit Major' types demanding the right of the old man to play nick-nack wherever the hell he likes.
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There are only so many opportunities Brummies need to buy over-priced ornamental igloos, soft toys, stainless steel nick-nacks and bratwurst.
Furniture and nick-nacks have also been donated or loaned following appeals.
A spokesman for Ann Summers, who specialise in the sauciest nick-nacks, said: 'Our best selling lines in Wales, particularly Cardiff, are Babylove, a gorgeous lilac and black lace trimmed collection which comes as a bra, basque and chemise with a choice of thong or brief and suspender belt.'
After each stay rooms can be wiped clean, free of decorative detail, patterns and nick-nacks. In this context such sentimental defences would appear as ridiculous scrawls on the blank canvas, premature choices.
Large door pockets and bins cater for most nick-nacks - aided and abetted by a stowage box on top of the dashboard.
"There are a few hidden in our woods - so why not trade nick-nacks with treasure hunters this summer?" If the kids don't fancy treasure hunting and are nagging to visit "There are a few hidden in our woods - so why not trade nick-nacks with treasure hunters this summer?" If the kids don't fancy treasure hunting and are nagging to visit expensive attractions, there are still ways of cutting the costs, says Rachel Burrows from the parenting site Netmums.
In London they might have developed an interest in petty frou-frous and prissy nick-nacks, but when it comes to the drugs, I can quite categorically state they got a taste for them in this city!
Bright, floral patterns and a charming and eclectic array of hand-crafted furnishings, nick-nacks and vintage furniture make up the decor, creating an inviting, cosy feel that somehow manages to capture contemporary style and comforting nostalgia.
We enjoyed the nick-nacks the hotel lobbed in during the meal - little salty snacks before the starter and a pre-dessert chunk of bread and butter pudding.
Most Royal nick-nacks and patriotic party pieces will be packed away by the time the newly-weds have set off on the honeymoon.
There is also a wealth of storage compartments and cubby holes for all the family's nick-nacks.
They're all after that sense of shared history, created by a mixture of quirky nick-nacks and curious curios.
Arrive a few hours later and you'll find the streets jam-packed with stalls selling jewellery and nick-nacks and actors loudly advertising upcoming shows.