"My dear as a matter of fact I have been a collector of gewgaws for all my life. I believe gew gaws is a northern word and gimcracks southern. Added to this I take umbrage with the connotation that they are gaudy. They are indeed beeuuteeful. Love, Mom"
"Ilan Ros's jowls are scarlet, and he's wearing a loose apron over his Pantagruelian belly. He begins by gobbling up three slices of cold meat in quick succession and then wipes his mouth on a paper napkin." Yasmina Khadra (pen name of Mohammed Moulessehoul); The Attack (translated by John Cullen); Doubleday; 2006.
I have been known to have(?), suffer from(?), imagine(?)quixotry at times. How the heck do you use this word?
Nice word, though! : ) ................. "That form of delusion which leads to extravagant and absurd undertakings or sacrifices in obedience to a morbidly romantic ideal of duty or honor, as illustrated by the exploits of Don Quixote in knight-errantry."