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- adjective pretentiously artistic; cloyingly charming.
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- adjective pretentiously artistic; cloyingly charming
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Lawrence Solomon told me that Mrs. Edward Chesterton did not approve of the rather arty-crafty atmosphere of Bedford Park -- that earliest of Garden Cities, so conventionally unconventional -- where Frances lived.
Our first stop is Middlebury, home to artisanal bakers, arty-crafty shops and, above all, to the Otter Creek Brewery where, as at every other I visited in the US, I am warmly welcomed.
Once I went to other districts in Shanghai, and met some government officials who are arty-crafty.