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  • n  decorative needlework

  • 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.
  • Since he tends strictly to his legal knitting and engages in none of the New Deal's economic fancywork, his sentiments were merely sentiments.
  • 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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