A piece of bric-a-brac

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • A piece of bric-a-brac any curious or antique article of virtu, as a piece of antiquated furniture or metal work, or an odd knickknack.
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Usage

In literature:

Some pictures, several rugs, a few small pieces of bric-a-brac, and the tale of contents is told.
"Sister Carrie" by Theodore Dreiser
THERE is extant in the city of New York an odd piece of bric-a-brac which I am sometimes tempted to wish was in my own possession.
"Ponkapog Papers" by Thomas Bailey Aldrich
Some pictures, several rugs, a few small pieces of bric-a-brac, and the tale of contents is told.
"Sister Carrie" by Theodore Dreiser
On the mantelpiece were arranged photographs of actors and actresses and pieces of cheap bric-a-brac.
"The Easiest Way" by Eugene Walter and Arthur Hornblow
In the front parlor are piano, easy chairs and many pictures and pieces of bric-a-brac, given by friends.
"The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony (Volume 2 of 2)" by Ida Husted Harper
The cost price of that piece of bric-a-brac was ten dollars, but I'll throw off two dollars and call it eight.
"Young Auctioneers" by Edward Stratemeyer
There were pieces of broken furniture and bric-a-brac strewn over the floor.
"The Campfire Girls on the Field of Honor" by Margaret Vandercook
Clarke realized that he had all this publicity with which to contend, and that it would do his expensive new piece of pitching bric-a-brac no good.
"Pitching in a Pinch" by Christy Mathewson
It was just a piece of gigantic bric-a-brac, well seasoned, which one might covet.
"A Flight in Spring" by J. Harris Knowles
The sculptors made for them many charming pieces of bric-a-brac.
"Education: How Old The New" by James J. Walsh
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