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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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Lacking the technical knowledge to know whether this space was suitable for a day care, he fell back on the commonsense notion of fanciness to make his judgement.
Much fanciness is loaded onto this frail structure--time travel, snake talk, enormous arachnids, the healing tears of a weeping phoenix--but something primary is missing: the simplicity of the great children's story, perhaps, where there is always that main line to the ancient essences of fear and wonder.
Press packets come in varying degrees of fanciness, but a nice folder with a brief history of your winery, what makes it special--essentially your story--a list of releases and some photographs is acceptable.
The Greeks started it, then the Romans made it a bit more fancy - then came the Renaissance period and all sorts of fanciness.
The house that he had planned `Plain, big, straight, ordinary, you know,' A paradigm of rigour and correction, Rebuke to fanciness and shrine to limit, Stood firmer than ever for its own idea Like a printed X-ray for the X-rayed body.
Likewise, Louis Vega, executive chef at Oakmont Country Club in Glendale, said he sees a lot of fans of food sometimes called ``fusion cuisine'' fooled by fanciness.
Again, fanciness isn't important, but the building should keep the flock at a comfortable 55 [degrees] to 85 [degrees].