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  • n  something of little value or significance

  • The treasures from his Valley of the Kings resting place, shown in packed museums around the world, have inspired countless designers of art, jewelry, fashion and frippery over .
  • The Gun Club Cook Book scorns frippery and froufrou, sets forth many a plain but seasonable and spicy appetizer, many a hearty pice de rsistance.
  • OUT OF TUNE Members of the John Frum movement are fighting over how to honor him; some say this weekly guitar session in Lamakara village is frippery.
News & Articles

  • Thousands think pink for the cure
    Of all the feathered, fringed or flashy frippery Aracelli Rosales has worn over the years to San Antonio's Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, this year's pink spandex full-body suit may have been her worst idea. The 34-year-old from Corpus Christi would not have won any awards for practicality Saturday at the annual charity race to support breast cancer research, but she was hardly alone in her ...
    Sept. 14, 2013 - San Antonio Express-News
  • Think pink 'for the Cure'
    Of all the feathered, fringed or flashy frippery Aracelli Rosales has worn over the years to San Antonio's Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, this year's pink spandex full-body suit may have been her worst idea. The 34-year-old from Corpus Christi would not have won any awards for practicality Saturday at the annual charity race to support breast cancer research, but she was hardly alone in her ...
    Sept. 13, 2013 - San Antonio Express-News
Quotes

  • Paul Greengrass in BBC News
    Greengrass said: "The Bourne franchise is not about wearing Prada suits and looking at women coming out of the sea with bikinis on. It's about essence and truth, not frippery and surface."
  • Jon Stanhope in NEWS.com.au
    This is not some luxury, some frippery, it is the core business of government,Mr Stanhope said.

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