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  • 161 embellishment — noun 1. elaboration of an interpretation by the use of decorative (sometimes fictitious) detail the mystery has been heightened by many embellishments in subsequent retellings • Syn: ↑embroidery • Derivationally related forms: ↑embroider (for:… …

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  • 162 figure — n. & v. n. 1 a the external form or shape of a thing. b bodily shape (has a well developed figure). 2 a a person as seen in outline but not identified (saw a figure leaning against the door). b a person as contemplated mentally (a public figure) …

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  • 163 exornation — ˌekˌsȯ(r)ˈnāshən noun ( s) Etymology: Latin exornation , exornatio, from exornatus (past participle of exornare to embellish, equip, from ex ex (I) + ornare to embellish, furnish) + ion , io ion more at ornate : embellishment …

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  • 164 em|broi´der|er — em|broi|der «ehm BROY duhr», transitive verb. 1. to ornament (cloth or leather) with a design or pattern of stitches: »She embroidered the handkerchief with his initials. Figurative. My sleep had been embroider d with dim dreams (Keats).… …

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  • 165 em|broi|der — «ehm BROY duhr», transitive verb. 1. to ornament (cloth or leather) with a design or pattern of stitches: »She embroidered the handkerchief with his initials. Figurative. My sleep had been embroider d with dim dreams (Keats). SYNONYM(S): decorate …

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  • 166 PUBLIC AUTHORITY — PUBLIC AUTHORITY, in the context of this article, a term referring to an authoritative body composed of representatives of the public – whether appointed or elected by the latter – and entrusted with the duty and power to arrange various matters… …

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  • 167 spin a yarn — {v. phr.} To tell a story of adventure with some exaggeration mixed in; embellish and protract such a tale. * /Uncle Fred, who used be a sailor, knows how to spin a fascinating yarn, but don t always believe everything he says./ …

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  • 168 spin a yarn — {v. phr.} To tell a story of adventure with some exaggeration mixed in; embellish and protract such a tale. * /Uncle Fred, who used be a sailor, knows how to spin a fascinating yarn, but don t always believe everything he says./ …

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  • 169 Apparel — Ap*par el, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Appareled}, or {Apparelled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Appareling}, or {Apparelling}.] [OF. apareiller.] 1. To make or get (something) ready; to prepare. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. To furnish with apparatus; to… …

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  • 170 Appareled — Apparel Ap*par el, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Appareled}, or {Apparelled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Appareling}, or {Apparelling}.] [OF. apareiller.] 1. To make or get (something) ready; to prepare. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. To furnish with apparatus;… …

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  • 171 Appareling — Apparel Ap*par el, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Appareled}, or {Apparelled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Appareling}, or {Apparelling}.] [OF. apareiller.] 1. To make or get (something) ready; to prepare. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. To furnish with apparatus;… …

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  • 172 Apparelled — Apparel Ap*par el, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Appareled}, or {Apparelled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Appareling}, or {Apparelling}.] [OF. apareiller.] 1. To make or get (something) ready; to prepare. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. To furnish with apparatus;… …

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  • 173 Apparelling — Apparel Ap*par el, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Appareled}, or {Apparelled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Appareling}, or {Apparelling}.] [OF. apareiller.] 1. To make or get (something) ready; to prepare. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. To furnish with apparatus;… …

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  • 174 Beautified — Beautify Beau ti*fy (b[=u] t[i^]*f[imac]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Beautified} (b[=u] t[i^]*f[imac]); p. pr. & vb. n. {Beautifying}.] [Beauty + fy.] To make or render beautiful; to add beauty to; to adorn; to deck; to grace; to embellish. [1913… …

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  • 175 Beautify — Beau ti*fy (b[=u] t[i^]*f[imac]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Beautified} (b[=u] t[i^]*f[imac]); p. pr. & vb. n. {Beautifying}.] [Beauty + fy.] To make or render beautiful; to add beauty to; to adorn; to deck; to grace; to embellish. [1913 Webster] The… …

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  • 176 Beautifying — Beautify Beau ti*fy (b[=u] t[i^]*f[imac]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Beautified} (b[=u] t[i^]*f[imac]); p. pr. & vb. n. {Beautifying}.] [Beauty + fy.] To make or render beautiful; to add beauty to; to adorn; to deck; to grace; to embellish. [1913… …

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  • 177 Betrim — Be*trim , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Betrimmed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Betrimming}.] To set in order; to adorn; to deck, to embellish; to trim. Shak. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 178 Betrimmed — Betrim Be*trim , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Betrimmed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Betrimming}.] To set in order; to adorn; to deck, to embellish; to trim. Shak. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 179 Betrimming — Betrim Be*trim , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Betrimmed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Betrimming}.] To set in order; to adorn; to deck, to embellish; to trim. Shak. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 180 Blazon — Bla zon, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Blazoned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Blazoning}.] [From blazon, n.; confused with 4th blaze: cf. F. blasonner.] 1. To depict in colors; to display; to exhibit conspicuously; to publish or make public far and wide. [1913… …

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