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  • noun Plural form of finery.

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Examples

  • It was quite impossible, however -- Lesbia's neat, dainty little figure exactly fitted into the clothes, while Gwen, tall and big-boned even for her extra two and a half years, was so many sizes too large that she had to resign all hope of "fineries", and content herself with plain blouses and navy-blue serge skirts that could be lengthened easily.

    The Youngest Girl in the Fifth A School Story

  • And instead of grumbling about legal fineries, the occupiers should demand the radical resurrection of the Bill of Rights that has been raped by lawless prosecutors with the fascistic plea bargain system, with the full complicity of the highest courts.

    Conrad Black: My Manifesto For the Occupy Movement

  • On an artier front, we looked into the soul of an Atari 2600 and what we saw was very similar to late artist Jeremy Blake's digital art output, saw the most sinister (ly cute?) art-game to ever spring from Unreal Tournament, and saw fantastic pixel-chic fineries.

    Boing Boing

  • For, while civilization has provided all of the comfort and wealth, culture, sophistication and fineries of the world I live in -- it has also robbed us of the direct knowledge of our intuitions, our true necessities, our natural selves.

    Danna Harman: Searching for Cannibals

  • I'd have to content myself with plan B: pack up the hot chocolate thermos bottles, a worn out jazzy Creole Christmas CD, and settle for a drive around town, sneaking into the wealthy gated suburbs to admire their Christmas fineries, mansions aglow, while visions of sugar plums...

    Kim Michele Richardson: The Sugar Plum Fairy Divide -- The Haves Versus the Have Nots

  • I'd have to content myself with plan B: pack up the hot chocolate thermos bottles, a worn out jazzy Creole Christmas CD, and settle for a drive around town, sneaking into the wealthy gated suburbs to admire their Christmas fineries, mansions aglow, while visions of sugar plums...

    Kim Michele Richardson: The Sugar Plum Fairy Divide -- The Haves Versus the Have Nots

  • I'd have to content myself with plan B: pack up the hot chocolate thermos bottles, a worn out jazzy Creole Christmas CD, and settle for a drive around town, sneaking into the wealthy gated suburbs to admire their Christmas fineries, mansions aglow, while visions of sugar plums...

    Kim Michele Richardson: The Sugar Plum Fairy Divide -- The Haves Versus the Have Nots

  • I'd have to content myself with plan B: pack up the hot chocolate thermos bottles, a worn out jazzy Creole Christmas CD, and settle for a drive around town, sneaking into the wealthy gated suburbs to admire their Christmas fineries, mansions aglow, while visions of sugar plums...

    Kim Michele Richardson: The Sugar Plum Fairy Divide -- The Haves Versus the Have Nots

  • I'd have to content myself with plan B: pack up the hot chocolate thermos bottles, a worn out jazzy Creole Christmas CD, and settle for a drive around town, sneaking into the wealthy gated suburbs to admire their Christmas fineries, mansions aglow, while visions of sugar plums...

    Kim Michele Richardson: The Sugar Plum Fairy Divide -- The Haves Versus the Have Nots

  • For, while civilization has provided all of the comfort and wealth, culture, sophistication and fineries of the world I live in -- it has also robbed us of the direct knowledge of our intuitions, our true necessities, our natural selves.

    Danna Harman: Searching for Cannibals

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