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  • It was demolished for a spanking new facility that improved on the old one in every possible way – light and spacious instead of gloomy and cavernous, modern instead of archaic with gimcracky sixties overlays.

    Wednesday, March 17 – The Bleat.

  • All leftover space is filled with gimcracky figurines and framed crosstitch samplers yellowed with time or cigarette smoke.

    The Spirit Upwelling

  • Just lemme take a peek at that lock , he told himself, crossing the blacktop at a crouch as if that would do any good were someone watching and hefting the gimcracky dimestore padlock securing the gate in the outer fence.

    The Girls He Adored

  • Just lemme take a peek at that lock , he told himself, crossing the blacktop at a crouch as if that would do any good were someone watching and hefting the gimcracky dimestore padlock securing the gate in the outer fence.

    The Girls He Adored

  • Just lemme take a peek at that lock , he told himself, crossing the blacktop at a crouch as if that would do any good were someone watching and hefting the gimcracky dimestore padlock securing the gate in the outer fence.

    The Girls He Adored

  • She was lightly playing around with ideas about how she'd found a home and a protector, knowing she was kidding herself, that it was the most gimcracky feminine make-believe, but enjoying it just the same.

    The Night of the Long Knives

  • Tommy says she doesn't want footling little gimcracky tables and whatnots and things, nor dressing-tables full of drawers that won't pull out.

    Back to Billabong

  • Bulwer-Lytton he thought a consummate novel-writer, but "his was by no means a perfect nature" -- "a strange mixture of what is really romantic and interesting with what is tawdry and gimcracky."

    Matthew Arnold

  • 'Well, we must lay him across my shandry, it's more roomy than his gimcracky gig.

    Bristol Bells A Story of the Eighteenth Century

  • Bulwer-Lytton he thought a consummate novel-writer, but “his was by no means a perfect nature” ” “a strange mixture of what is really romantic and interesting with what is tawdry and gimcracky.”

    Matthew Arnold

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