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  • adj. Attributive form of fancy dress, noun.

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Examples

  • There, families and youngsters in fancy-dress rabbit ears gave out eggs, sung hymns, rang church bells and prayed.

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  • Angels Fancy Dress, on Shaftesbury Avenue, is the leading UK supplier of top class fancy-dress costumes and together with the Angels website provides the largest range of party outfits and accessories in the UK.

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  • This would have limited Mr. Ding to selling formal, fancy-dress clothes.

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  • Wave At The BusAbout the dad who waves at his son's school bus in a different fancy-dress costume every day.

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  • While Gerard's piece was an outright review and Winer's a hybrid of news and critique, in the anachronistic kabuki of theatre journalism, both pieces were tantamount to wearing sneakers at a fancy-dress ball.

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  • But it can also be a masked ball, a fancy-dress carnival where reality is hidden behind ridiculous and entertaining disguises, often for satirical effect as well as fun.

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  • A fancy-dress place for self-hating unbloods who think a night in an afro wig and glittered flares will alleviate the pain of their existence.

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  • Along with Sam, she also enlisted Orion and his wife, Mollie, to help out in Carson City, where a fancy-dress ball was to be held in conjunction with the St. Louis fair.

    LIGHTING OUT FOR THE TERRITORY

  • He reported in the Enterprise that money from the fancy-dress ball “had been diverted from its legitimate course, and was to be sent to aid a Miscegenation Society somewhere in the East.”

    LIGHTING OUT FOR THE TERRITORY

  • She even outclassed the others as a practical joker, sabotaging the fancy-dress party of a rival faction by filling the fake fishnet decor with genuinely rotten fish.

    PEARL BUCK IN CHINA

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