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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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It was empress EugE[umlaut]nie, wife of the French emperor, Charles Louis Napoleon Bonaparte ( also known as Napoleon III, 1808- 1873), who took fancy to this little whaling village and built herself a palace here.
lt;p>Allowing Skype's founders to keep Joltid was a huge mistake that severely limited eBay's options, probably lowered the eventual selling price, and took fancy maneuvers to fix.
Some speculative ante-post punters even took fancy prices for the Elite Racing Triumph Hurdle.