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fancy

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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Interviewees do a good job of delineating the films' historical verities and where they stray, often fancifully, from reality.
That may all sound rather disconcerting to many who spend hours on pedigree research, delving into relationships, attempting to solve what they fancifully imagine to be soluble from the mere arrangement of names on a page or a screen.
Kyrgiakos had actually been one of Liverpool's better performers, winning every aerial battle and nullifying the threat of Bobby Zamora, a player who is fancifully being talked of as a potential member of England's World Cup squad.
That period is rendered no less fancifully than the film's rainbow days, as Bale's doleful Arthur Stuart reaches out from his dreary present to a past that both entices and humiliates him.
He was admirably seconded by Natsuyuki Nakanishi's sparse sets and Sayoko Yamaguchi's expert makeup and inspired costumes, based on tradition for the ladies and fancifully military for the men.
De La Hoya talks fancifully about a knockout but it's cuts that will surely end this fight once again.
Fancifully named after the Lone Star State, a light-sensitive drug called texaphyrin has shown success in treating metastatic brain cancer.
The setting for The Royal Tenenbaums is a wonderfully evocative, and fancifully re-imagined New York, which was Anderson's initial inspiration to make the film.
Of similar interest is a watercolor by Oscar of a lake near the Wildes' country house--a painting that Merlin Holland (Wilde's grandson and a guiding spirit of this exhibition) deemed fancifully colored until, after inspecting the site, he found the watercolor to be an accurate artistic representation.
Bond's strictly on the back burner as dressed-down Brosnan helps recreate, at times a little fancifully, the real-life story of a family injustice in 1950s Ireland.
Guests also enjoyed a trio of savory cheesecakes, tomato crostini, and a fancifully presented whole smoked salmon, sushi, and beef tenderloin.
He writes fancifully of winning an appeal against conviction and rubbishes reports that he plans to marry penpal Pam Mills, 54.