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Dan·dy

(dan'dē),
Walter E., U.S. neurosurgeon, 1886-1946. See: Dandy operation, Dandy-Walker syndrome.
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There remains, superficially, a martyr-like connotation to many dandyish displays: Wilde in the slammer, accused of gross indecency; Radclyffe Hall vigorously defending her wretched novel; Wallace Thurman toying with primitivist notions of the African-American male.
From the moment he barreled through the editorial corridor in his dandyish three-piece suit and sat down in my office with his legs splayed like a boxer on a bar stool, I was in his camp, permanently.
A solicitor by profession, Mr Abse became a flamboyant figure in Westminster, renowned for his dandyish attire.
In none of his encounters with Harker's band does Dracula lay a hand on the men's bodies, his property acquisitions are scrupulously legitimate, and he even affects a dandyish style on London's streets.
Profundicemos," he begins on a not very dandyish note, and the test of his argument relies not on dressing but on undressing, seeking (as in the Libro del agrado) to reveal the truth beneath.
Moreover, the "homophobic" portrayal of Westervelt as a "dandy" reflects "Jacksonian mythologies and cultural dictates about European dandyish, effeminate artificiality versus sturdy American naturalism.
247) rather than the hitherto celebrated cosmopolitanism of the first modernisms which Ian Baucom for one dismisses as 'blase, dandyish, brothel-wise, the gaze of detached, extinguished distance' (p.
She drops her shuttle as Telemachus hastens to her (in dandyish boots, embroidered velvet trunkhose and codpiece and slash-cut jerkin) to astound her and dismay her suitors with his news; speedily followed by Ulysses himself, who ironically doffs his hat at the door as he enters the room.
Earlier, Edward Alexander Leeper Dunlop had lounged in the witness box; tall, thin, fair hair, light blue jacket, shirt and tie, at a dandyish, even foppish angle.
The dandyish Rhode Island native was a star, and he behaved like one, preening and sulking, issuing crackpot statements to the press, and hobnobbing with deep-pocketed strangers.
These are Frusta ("The Scourge"), caustic criticizer of man and universe, and the dandyish Duca, a latter-day Robin Goodfellow of Shakespearean fame ("Lord, what fools these mortals be
Not only does Hawthorne's depiction of Westervelt homophobically correspond to Jacksonian mythologies and cultural dictates about European dandyish, effeminate artificiality versus sturdy American naturalism, (23) but it also reveals a great deal about Hawthorne's own anxieties about his manhood, under constant threat from those in his circle.