fancywork fancywork


  • (n) decorative needlework


  1. In London the iron railings in front of the American Embassy are getting a fresh coat of paint and gold trimmings, fancywork denied even to Buckingham Palace since 1939.
  2. Since he tends strictly to his legal knitting and engages in none of the New Deal's economic fancywork, his sentiments were merely sentiments.
  3. The style was called rococoitself an onomatopoeic image of the art from the French word rocaille, meaning fancywork in rocks and shells.
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