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  • adj. Having tassels.

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

  • adj. fringed or adorned with tassels


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  • Sotheby's two-day auction of sporting memorabilia concludes today with 335 lots on offer, ranging from such amiably humdrum jumble-sale tat as Mark Ilott's 1995 England touring cap (guide price £135) and a pair of Will Greenwood's white rugby shorts (£125), to "the oldest known international rugby cap ever to be offered at auction" (Foster-Cunliffe's tasselled 1874 England titfer, £3,750) and golf legend Walter Hagen's 1927 US PGA diamond-studded winner's gold medal (£50,000).

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  • A tasselled lampshade and satin throws on the bed lend the room its boudoiry feel.

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  • Misfortune clung to the divorced father-of-five like chewing gum to a tasselled moccasin.

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  • A gaunt, tasselled pine rocks against the pale sky

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  • Alan looked at the leader's face under the broad tasselled sombrero; he carried a trumpet at port arms, his black sequined costume was thin and cheap, his eyes hooded, his expression still and inured.

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  • Davenport, described on the Watts website as a "somewhat shadowy figure", had a penchant for playing the violin while wearing a long tasselled hat.

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  • The men wore their wolf - and beaver-skin caps, with the gay-tasselled ear-flaps flying free, while on their feet were the moose-skin moccasins and walrus-hide muclucs of the north.

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  • All flowing curves and hand-painted flowers, with crisp bedlinen and tasselled woollen blankets, this bijou abode sleeps two people.

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  • You ride camels, it seems, in nipple-tasselled leotards, and you cheat on your husband with the carpenter who left you in season four.

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  • I knew all that before we went, of course, but Mollie came back in new brown brogues with tasselled laces and was happy for the afternoon.

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