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Definition of Figgery
1. dressy ornamentation [n FIGGERIES]
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Figgery
Literary usage of Figgery
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Works by Manuel Márquez Sterling, William Makepeace Thackeray, Leslie Stephen, Louise Stanage (1898)
"Thus, my dear, coquettes of your fascinating sex cover their persons with figgery, fantastically arranged, and call their masquerading, modesty. ..."
2. The Monthly Review (1841)
"Thus, my dear, coquettes of your fascinating sex cover their persons with figgery, fantastically arranged, and call their masquerading modesty. ..."
3. The Poet at the Breakfast-table: He Talks with His Fellow-boarders and the by Oliver Wendell Holmes (1891)
"... as they are called, and "hunt" foxes with guns; where rabbits are entrapped in "figgery fours," and trout captured with the unpretentious earth-worm, ..."
4. ... The Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes by Oliver Wendell Holmes (1892)
"... where poachers were pulled up before the squire for knocking down hares, while our country boys hunted (with guns) after rabbits, or set figgery-fours ..."