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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of festoon.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In ornithology, specifically, lobed, as a hawk's beak: correlated with toothed or dentate.


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  • Iraq two years ago, Mr Cottone found himself standing next to a marine captain festooned with medals and ribbons.

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  • An elaborately scalloped newspaper drape ornamented the clock shelf; paper chains, made of blue and yellow sale-bills, were festooned from the elbow of the stove pipes to the window curtains; the wood box was freshly papered with newspaper; red flannel was put in the lamps.

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  • Dr. Porter was an invalid, with the prophetic handkerchief bundling his throat, and his face "festooned" -- as I heard Hillard say once, speaking of one of our College professors -- in folds and wrinkles.

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  • "To queue is glorious," reads a new catchphrase festooned across Beijing as part of the government's frantic push to improve social etiquette for the Olympics.

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  • This elegant, Edwardian "festooned" piece, which is part of a necklace-and-earring set, includes 175 EDF flawless white diamonds for a total of around 50 carats.

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  • McCain's accounts are, as he might put it, "festooned" with embellishments, and many stories are exaggerated or just made up.

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  • Guns found 'festooned' on the walls of celebrity author Dave Courtney's home were props for his wife's theatrical company, the Old Bailey heard yesterday.


  • He was doused with cologne and festooned with enormous jeweled rings, and drove a massive white Cadillac.

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  • But with the prison population boom of the '80s and '90s, seemingly every available space was filled with jails and trailers, all festooned with high fences topped with spools of razor ribbon.

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  • A dresser was festooned with a collection of grinning wooden Tiki gods, and a beaded curtain was strung over the window to the outdoors.

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