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in the name of canary breeds, refers to a special, cultivated show type of bird, rather than the ordinary type. In dog and cat circles, it refers to the entire following of breeders, owners and admirers.
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Featuring original paper collages, scraper boards and prints, the exhibition takes inspiration from fantastical and fanciful buildings across the UK, including the artist's native North Yorkshire and YSP's 500-acre, 18th-century parkland.
A fanciful trademark is made-up, invented for the sole purpose of functioning as a trademark; it can also be referred to a coined term.
MAYOR Anderson is undoubtedly right when he describes the Lib-Dem policy to dispense with the services of the Council Chief Executive, Ged Fitzgerald, in order to save our city money, as fanciful.
Just 10% of the Welsh people support independence for Wales - a number that has barely shifted for decades - so the notion that we are cheering Alex Salmond on as he seeks to break up the UK is fanciful at best.
Those who say today that bringing even half a million Jews from America and Europe in the next decade is fanciful should remember that the same claim was made two decades ago about Soviet Jewry.
1 : showing free use of the imagination <a fanciful tale>
If ACORN'S fanciful right-wing critics (OK, that's redundant: all of its rightwing critics were fanciful) are to be believed, it would be the perfect organization to accomplish these important national-security tasks:
More than 20,000 people watch an assortment of characters make fanciful attempts at unaided flight from the pier in Bognor Regis, West Sussex every July.
An audio CD of the story read aloud by author and educator Bobbie Hinman, as well as an original "Fairy Song", complements this fanciful title.
Other fanciful experiments include mummifying a hot dog, making a rocket launcher, and building a 20-foot-high tower out of paper and tape.
You have to allow yourself to sink into the fanciful world of this exceptionally talented young musician, who has reinvented the harp for a new generation.
Goddess-y white gowns shared space with dramatic black confections, while fanciful petticoats, delicate ruffles, gold bangles and jeweled belts took center stage over blinding bling.