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  • n. Plural form of frippery.

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Examples

  • "Perhaps she's been hungering for what she calls fripperies," said

    Miss Pat at School

  • I'm old enough to be your father's brother, and I've a daughter older than you, and I'll tog you out in fripperies when we get to Dawson if it takes my last dollar.

    SIWASH

  • I'm old enough to be your father's brother, and I've a daughter older than you, and I'll tog you out in fripperies when we get to

    Siwash

  • Most of all, however, she was wrong about their desire for what she called "fripperies" -- shoes, pretty clothes, and make-up -- which they indulge in now more than ever.

    AustralianIT.com.au | Top Stories

  • So, even though the "outrageous advance" strategy is clearly not always working, and not only that butis clearly working less often than it did before people no longer had as much money to buy fripperies such as ghost-written tat, it is still working often enough from the publishers 'perspectivefor the practice to continue.

    Sunday Salon: huge advances will continue

  • And sometimes Smoke wanted to shout aloud, to chant a paean of savage exultation, as he remembered the office of the Billow and the serial story of San Francisco which he had left unfinished, along with the other fripperies of those empty days.

    THE RACE FOR NUMBER ONE

  • He could not take his mind off of her, and a persistent picture came to him of her sitting by a window and sewing feminine fripperies of some sort.

    Chapter XVIII

  • She promptly overhauled her feminine fripperies, paid

    The Wife of a King

  • Critics given to a crude commercial determinism have long dismissed that as nothing more than the market dictating to hapless consumers what fripperies to buy.

    Fashion in Dark Times

  • However, the best elements of live blogging – how it is so transparent about sources, how it dispenses with false journalistic fripperies and embraces the audience – are so strong that, rather than foretelling the death of journalism, the live blog is surely the embodiment of its future.

    How live blogging has transformed journalism

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  • "'I had no idea whalebone could be so costly,' said the purser. 'What is it used for?'

    "'Fripperies,' said Allen. 'Milliners' and dressmakers' fripperies: and umbrellas.'"
    --Patrick O'Brian, The Far Side of the World, 108

    February 20, 2008