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  • n. Plural form of finery.


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  • 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

  • One of my favorite things to do is to get dressed up for the evening with my fineries and furs.

    Tamie Adaya: London, The Walking City

  • But none of these fineries should obscure the fact that this is a truly powerful, damn-near wild car, with a 510-horsepower supercharged 5.0-liter V8 under the hood 40 more hp than the Supercharged model, gristly suspension, huge brakes and ferocious 20-inch cat claws in the wheel wells.

    Jaguar Builds a Primped and Pampered Monster

  • Hello, my cherished fineries, my family jewels - it's me, and yes.

    Pass Along this Open Letter to the Republican Party

  • They sent out “pleasant black women crisply dressed wearing gay bandanas on their heads, carrying wide wooden vessels heaped with fineries for sale” (related in an unpublished manuscript, in the possession of M. Arbel, by Vida Lindo Guterman, “Joshua Piza and His Descendants” [1967], 77).

    Caribbean Islands and the Guianas.

  • He was on his way to Mass in his fineries when he saw Mac's predicament.

    Plow and Harrow


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