fancy goods

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n fancy goods goods that are chiefly ornamental
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Fancy goods fabrics of various colors, patterns, etc., as ribbons, silks, laces, etc., in distinction from those of a simple or plain color or make.
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Quotations

  • Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
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    “There is no such thing as luck. It's a fancy name for being always at our duty, and so sure to be ready when good time comes.”

Usage

In literature:

Sinners are wont to put a high value upon some goodness which they fancy they possess, or upon good actions which they imagine they have done.
"Mrs Whittelsey's Magazine for Mothers and Daughters" by Various
I fancy I might be very comfortable among the tombs of the Kings or in the valley of Assaseef with good tents.
"Letters from Egypt" by Lucie Duff Gordon
The very epithet of a good wife mates tamely with the romantic fancies of a first passion.
"Dream Life" by Donald G. Mitchell
I fancied examinations and I had said good-bye forever when I left the school-room.
"Medoline Selwyn's Work" by Mrs. J. J. Colter
I was beginning to see that it would take a good deal of a man to hold my fitful fancy very long.
"The Hidden Places" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
Take another class of business, that of the haberdasher, or small fancy goods store.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 1178, June 25, 1898" by Various
She had taken quite a fancy to this rough, good-natured man.
"The Land of Promise" by D. Torbett
He had such good taste in choosing jewellery, too, that one might almost fancy him as great an expert as Ruthven Smith.
"The Second Latchkey" by Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
So that, considered from this point of view, I had indeed had a fortunate escape, and out of the fancied evil had come a certain good.
"Dr. Dumany's Wife" by Mór Jókai
Follet was not, I fancy, what the insurance men call a good risk.
"The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story" by Various
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In poetry:

That stormed along the malignant strand,
Just where looms up the goodly land
Of Fame's domain and Fancy's grand
Expectantcy.
"Biographia" by Samuel Alfred Beadle
As I sit sometimes in the twilight,
And call back to life in the coals
Old faces and hopes and fancies
Long buried, (good rest to their souls!)
"An Ember Picture" by James Russell Lowell
No airy phantoms of uncertain woe
The blessings of the present hour allay;
No empty hopes a fancy'd good bestow,
Then leave the soul to real grief a prey.
"To Miss ∗∗∗∗," by Jane Bowdler
In the wind and the rain, ere we leave him to rest,
Once again sound the horn in the call he loved best:
From the days that are over, the good years gone by,
Half fancy there answers the ghost of a cry:
"For'ard On!" by Cicely Fox Smith
Do hear me to the end. I fancied
That what you from the Christians had purloined
You wasn't content to let a Christian have;
And so the project struck me short and good,
To hold the knife to your throat till -
"Nathan The Wise - Act V" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
Safe and dnug with the goods
Are the little ones stowed, And the big boys trudge on
By the team in the road; While his sweet, patient wife,
With the babe on her breast, Sees their new home in fancy,
And longs for its rest.
"The Prairie on Fire" by Phoebe Cary

In news:

If you wish to make a fish or other fanciful shape as Chef Alauzen did, all you need is a sharp knife and a good eye to cut the pastry free-form.
In the summer, a mature man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of good hair.
The folks behind the dishwater share space with Good 2 Go Taco on Peavy Road, which offers fancy gringo versions of the tacos.
Celebrity dancers show off their fancy footwork for a good cause.
It's the fancy angles and calculations involved that wow him, and he thinks those golf traits are a good way to get kids into math and science.
You can mess all you want with fancy chemicals, but nothing will get you cleaner than good old-fashioned soap and water.
While almond paste may be incorporated into baked goods, marzipan is a more refined product that's used to create fancy sweets, such as petit fours and items that are just made of marzipan, such as fruits, animals and holiday shapes.
And a good number of folks who create the fancy variety would prefer their work be called art instead of just, you know, paraphernalia .
And a good number of folks who create the fancy variety would prefer their work be called art instead of just, you know, paraphernalia.
Nothing fancy, but good wholesome food that's affordable.
Shoes, jewelry, sporting goods, flat-screen TVs, fancy chocolate — if you wanted it, you could buy it before the football games were finished.
Thank goodness home cook Cindy Sandberg put a fanciful spin on her classic ginger cookies.
The family pet can have a howling good time in fanciful costumes, too.
Hamilton St.), the recently renovated Italian joint near Gonzaga, was good for casual Italian fare, no fancy stuff.
This Cuban-Miami landmark is not fancy, but the produce plaza with hot food stations is as good as it gets for Miami flavors.
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