Flimsy+or+frail+thing

  • 1 cobweb — I. n. 1. Spider s web. 2. Entanglement, snare, meshes, toils, insidious intricacy. 3. Flimsy or frail thing, piece of flimsiness. 4. Musty tradition, hoary and useless custom, worthless time worn trappings. II. a. Flimsy, slight, gauzy, worthless …

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  • 2 fragile — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. delicate, frail, breakable; tenuous, gossamer. See brittleness, weakness. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. frail, delicate, breakable, frangible, friable, brittle, dainty, weak, flimsy; see also dainty 1 …

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  • 3 Europe, history of — Introduction       history of European peoples and cultures from prehistoric times to the present. Europe is a more ambiguous term than most geographic expressions. Its etymology is doubtful, as is the physical extent of the area it designates.… …

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  • 4 limp — limp, floppy, flaccid, flabby, flimsy, sleazy mean deficient in firmness of texture, substance, or structure and therefore unable to keep a shape or in shape. Limp applies to something that lacks or has lost the stiffness or firmness necessary to …

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  • 5 Rebecca West — Portrait of Rebecca West by Madame Yevonde Born Cicely Isabel Fairfield 21 December 1892(1892 12 21) London, England (or county Kerry, Ireland?) …

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  • 6 slight — slighter, n. slightly, adv. slightness, n. /sluyt/, adj., slighter, slightest, v., n. adj. 1. small in amount, degree, etc.: a slight increase; a slight odor. 2. of little importance, influence, etc.; trivial: a slight cut. 3. slender or slim;… …

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  • 7 Huron Indians — • If language may be taken as a fair criterion to go by, the Hurons proper were the original stock from which sprang all the branches of the great Iroquoian family, whether included in the primitive federation of the Five Nations, or standing… …

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  • 8 weak — W2S3 [wi:k] adj ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(physical)¦ 2¦(likely to break)¦ 3¦(character)¦ 4¦(without power)¦ 5¦(without interest)¦ 6¦(without energy)¦ 7¦(not good at doing something)¦ 8¦(money)¦ 9¦(argument/idea)¦ 10¦(drink)¦ …

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  • 9 Edward D. Wood, Jr. — Ed Wood redirects here. For the film, see Ed Wood (film) , and for the former British Foreign Secretary, see E. F. L. Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax. Infobox Actor bgcolour = red name = Edward D. Wood, Jr. caption = Edward D. Wood, Jr. in the film… …

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  • 10 Islamic arts — Visual, literary, and performing arts of the populations that adopted Islam from the 7th century. Islamic visual arts are decorative, colourful, and, in religious art, nonrepresentational; the characteristic Islamic decoration is the arabesque.… …

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  • 11 fine — Synonyms and related words: Babylonian, Corinthian, OK, Roger, absolutely, abstruse, accomplished, accurate, acrid, acute, admirable, adulterated, advantageous, aesthetic, aesthetically appealing, affable, agreeable, airy, alive and kicking, all… …

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  • 12 piece — Synonyms and related words: Grand Guignol, Nachtmusik, Passion play, Tom show, absolute music, actor, adaptation, aesthetic distance, air, air varie, aleatory, aleatory music, alike, allotment, allowance, antagonist, antihero, antimasque,… …

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  • 13 slight — [[t]slaɪt[/t]] adj. slight•er, slight•est, v. n. 1) small in amount, degree, etc 2) of little importance, influence, etc.; trivial 3) slender or slim; not heavily built 4) frail; flimsy; delicate: a slight fabric[/ex] 5) of little substance or… …

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  • 14 fragile — [fraj′əl; ] chiefly Brit & Cdn [, fraj′īl] adj. [< OFr < L fragilis < frangere, BREAK] 1. easily broken, damaged, or destroyed 2. physically weak; frail; delicate 3. tenuous; flimsy [a fragile hope] fragility [frə jil′ə tē] n …

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