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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Elaborate adornment, especially fine clothing and accessories.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In metallurgy, a hearth on which cast-iron is converted into wrought-iron.
  • noun Fineness; beauty; charm.
  • noun Ornament; decoration, especially gaudy or excessive decoration, as ribbons, trinkets, a stilted or flowery style in writing, etc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete Fineness; beauty.
  • noun Ornament; decoration; especially, excecially decoration; showy clothes; jewels.
  • noun (Iron Works) A charcoal hearth or furnace for the conversion of cast iron into wrought iron, or into iron suitable for puddling.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun obsolete Fineness; beauty.
  • noun Ornament; decoration; especially, excessive decoration; showy clothes; jewels.
  • noun A charcoal hearth or furnace for the conversion of cast iron into wrought iron, or into iron suitable for puddling.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun elaborate or showy attire and accessories

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