from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Small, usually ornamental objects valued for their antiquity, rarity, originality, or sentimental associations.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Small ornaments and other miscellaneous items of little value.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Miscellaneous curiosities and works of decorative art, considered collectively.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Objects having a certain interest or value from their rarity, antiquity, or the like, as old furniture, plate, china, and curiosities; articles of virtu; ornaments which may be pretty or curious, but have no intrinsic claim to rank as serious works of art. The term is often used with a sense of depreciation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. miscellaneous curios
The cafe is dark with wood panels, a low bar with a mirrored rear wall, loads of ancient bric-a-brac, and pictures and maps of old Spandau, which was already a sizable town back when Berlin was a mere pup of a village.
There are two large main bars with nooks and crannies leading off, all cluttered with ancient bric-a-brac.
They were forced to commute from building to building in bright orange inflatable life rafts taken from the airplanes, rowing past floating office equipment and assorted military bric-a-brac.
This is not some cheesy fair for selling bric-a-brac.
And besides, it did not seem reasonable that he should be right — he who had stood, so short a time before, in that same living room, blushing and awkward, acknowledging his introduction, looking fearfully about him at the bric-a-brac his swinging shoulders threatened to break, asking how long since
From its original LP release in 1973, Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon" has ballooned to the six audio and video discs plus bric-a-brac such as marbles and replica tour tickets included in the recently released "Immersion Box Set" version of the album.
And seeing those rooms through her eyes, with their rugs and fireplaces and bric-a-brac, Alessandro grimaced and bowed his head.
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Once an enclave of inexpensive clothing emporiums and burrito stands, it's now a crowded pastiche of ethnic cafes, peppered with stores offering out-of-print books and hand-made bric-a-brac, all colorfully cloaked within this vibrant Latin community.
France grew up on a farm much like the one she describes, and paints a picture of bucolic pastures concealing a stagnant community of unresolved resentments where the same pieces of bric-a-brac circulate the jumble sales and the postmistress runs a secret information network to rival that of any South American dictator.