“The former would allow those who favor fiction-as-discourse to continue mining works of fiction for nuggets of "meaning" without being nagged by those favoring fiction-as-art about all that fol-de-rol known as "aesthetics.”
“I have done a search on the 'net, and always get shunted into the "tour" fol-de-rol.”
“You get the odd guest coming on saying: "I like Mahler and all that, but I prefer a fol-de-rol.”
“After a princely welcome, all hoopla and fol-de-rol, their shadowy spectacle proved too much to bear.”
“The very words "serious" and "literature" and "art" have mostly been held in contempt as vestiges of all that European fol-de-rol as an alternative to which God created Americans.”
“He frustrates every one of Merlin's intrigues against him and crows: "Somehow, every time the magic of fol-de-rol tried conclusions with the magic of science, the magic of fol-de-rol got left.”
“Which is the equivalent of a troll finishing his rendition of "I'm a troll, fol-de-rol" for the sixty-eight time and then getting incensed when someone calls him a troll.”
“Or was it merely that we had become increasingly comfortable, even decadent, in our lives, and chose to focus on trivia and gossip because city council meetings and the federal fol-de-rol seemed to figure only as a mere backdrops to out lives?”
“There is no skirting such relative fol-de-rol as intermarriage or clubs that exclude Jews.”
“Why do they think they need all that fol-de-rol about Jane Foster?”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘fol-de-rol’.
Tales of the Dying Earth is a 2002 anthology volume featuring four novels by Jack Vance: The Dying Earth, The Eyes of the Overworld, Cugel's Saga and Rhialto the Marvellous.
I kept running into triads that were interesting for their sounds rather than their meanings, so I've listed them here, and moved a few over from my original Triads list. See also Triads 3.
Looking for tweets for fol-de-rol.