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from The Century Dictionary.

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

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of festoon.

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Examples

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

    Lisa Jane Phillips

  • 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.

    Sowing Seeds in Danny

  • 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.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Works

  • 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.

    Pages from an Old Volume of Life; a collection of essays, 1857-1881

  • "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.

    Archive 2008-08-10

  • 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.

    Million-Dollar Rocks 2006 © Harry...

  • 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.

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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.

    FindLaw Writ - Recent Articles

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

    A Renegade History of the United States

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