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  • noun Plural form of festoon.
  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of festoon.


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  • Overhead was the week's washing, hanging in festoons so low that

    Chapter 36

  • If one got so wild with play as to forget all fear, one could swing, until chased away by the guard, on the heavy chain festoons that encircled the monument at one side of the square.

    The Promised Land

  • No cocoanuts nor bananas were to be seen, though dense, tropic vegetation overran everything, dripping in airy festoons from the sheer lips of the precipices and running riot in all the crannied ledges.

    The Whale Tooth

  • Overhead was the week's washing, hanging in festoons so low that

    Chapter 36

  • Seven of these were wound in festoons on one capital, and over and underneath them were fringes, one hundred in a row.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • The great heavy drooping firs stretched their arms, clothed in festoons of dark green drapery, over the sheeted earth.

    Stuart of Dunleath: A Story of Modern Times

  • a persian carpet interwoven with gold, and round the arches was hung in festoons

    Sporting Sketches

  • This slope of Posilippo is covered with country houses, casinos, meadows, and very fine trees with vines winding about them in festoons.

    Memoirs of Madame Vigée Lebrun

  • The galleries were tastefully draped with black cloth, trimmed with white bandeaux, and relieved with a white and black mixed cord, in festoons.

    Meetings of Condolence on the Death of President Lincoln

  • One of the elements, the polka dot, festoons buildings and the street, conjoining elements of a broken urban environment into an aesthetic whole.

    Vince Carducci: Aesthetic Community in Detroit


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