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ornament (something) with (something)

To adorn something with various ornaments or decorations. He had ornamented his cubicle with figurines from different video games and animated shows. They've ornamented the entire outside of their house with Christmas paraphernalia.
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ornament something with something

to decorate something with something. The driver ornamented his truck with lots of chrome. The room was ornamented with velvet drapes, wood paneling, family portraits—a den of Victorian virtue.
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Then our warriors came down from their hill, and, after taking many ornaments of yellow metal from the bodies of those they had slain, they marched back out of the valley, nor have any of us ever returned.
His ornaments and weapons were the same as theirs--he spoke their language--he laughed and joked with them, and leaped and shouted in the brief wild dance that preceded their departure from the village, to all intent and purpose a savage among savages.
If you will liberate them, and restore them to their proper forms, I will give you ten ornaments to replace each one you lose.
I am very anxious," she continued, "to liberate the Queen of Ev and her children who are now ornaments and bric-a-brac in your Majesty's palace, and to restore them to their people.
But how can I wear ornaments if you, who are the elder sister, will never wear them?
She paused again, and Celia thought that her sister was going to renounce the ornaments, as in consistency she ought to do.
Celia blushed, and was unhappy: she saw that she had offended her sister, and dared not say even anything pretty about the gift of the ornaments which she put back into the box and carried away.
Had the men been strangers, and therefore unable to exchange names, they would have silently exchanged ornaments, had their missions been peaceful--otherwise they would have exchanged shots, or have fought out their introduction with some other of their various weapons.
When Akut was by, the small folk kept their distance, but with Korak they were less shy and when both the males were gone they would come close to Meriem, tugging at her ornaments or playing with Geeka, who was a never ending source of amusement to them.
A band of braided grasses about her brow held in place a few gaudy feathers from the parakeet, while other bits of grass were fashioned into imitations of arm and leg ornaments of metal.
He tells me that it is harder to get the possessions of the shes, for he will not kill them as he does the males, and they fight savagely when he leaps upon them to wrest their ornaments from them.
Each addition may be a souvenir from a far-a-way trip, or a vintage ornament from a relative, or an ornament to celebrate a marriage or new birth in the family.
If you're expecting guests, you may feel generous enough to allow them to take home the ornament to remember the occasion.
Owl The life-sized ornament from Homebase is perfect for perching on a rooftop or around the garden to frighten birds.
Ayana had the help of both parents in gathering up all the broken ornament pieces, putting them back together, and rehanging them on the tree.