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  • noun Plural form of avadavat.


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  • Mr. PETO drew attention to a coming cargo, including two hundred avadavats, the little birds about which _Joseph Surface_ was so contemptuous, and six hundred monkeys -- "sufficient," as he pleasantly observed, "to fill this House."

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 153, November 14, 1917

  • He took his place among the cases of stuffed humming birds and glass-topped tables of curios, among the brocade curtains with shaped vallances and golden tassels, among the chandeliers and lacquered cabinets and cages of avadavats, sitting there like a great Buddha while he chatted to the two old ladies of a society that seemed to Mark as remote as the people in

    The Altar Steps

  • No, no; a few presents now and then—china, shawls, congou tea, avadavats and Indian crackers—little more, believe me.

    Act Fifth. Scene I


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