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  • n. ornaments; trinkets; frippery


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  • The third amusement was the fallals of our maids, who were much more ill and helpless than their mistresses.

    The Romance of Isabel Lady Burton

  • Wherever she went she had, if not the finest, at any rate the most showy gown in the room; her ornaments were the biggest; her hats, toques, berets, marabouts, and other fallals, always the most conspicuous.

    Mens Wives

  • Five hundred a year, indeed, to throw away in fallals!

    On Forsyte 'Change

  • Without being exactly close in money matters he was the most guarded of the clan, partly no doubt because he had more children and partly because of a certain austerity which had little patience with fashion and fallals, and believed almost pitilessly in work being good for the human being.

    On Forsyte 'Change

  • Annie sitting there as motionless as the tombstone, and with all her best fallals upon her, after stowing away the dishes.

    Lorna Doone

  • She had long ago forsaken her girlish waist band of royal blue esteeming such fallals better suited to the children of the fleet.

    Men of Affairs

  • As you are getting on, Marjory, it will be nice for you to have a maid of your own to look after your fallals; but the question is, Do you like the girl well enough to have her about you?

    Hunter's Marjory A Story for Girls

  • Besides, should one of those spiteful little inventions succeed in getting near an ironclad without being seen and sunk, the torpedo nets of the ship would prevent the infernal machine, as these new - fashioned fallals were called in the old days, from exploding against her hull.

    Bob Strong's Holidays Adrift in the Channel

  • He'd spend money on you -- fine dresses, trinkets, fallals and all that, but a wedding ring, the parson -- not a bit of it.

    Madame Flirt A Romance of 'The Beggar's Opera'

  • Mine are marked C.M.H., and they're sensible things-not expensive Paris fallals.

    Murder on the Orient Express


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