Definition of Gimcrackeries
1. gimcrackery [n] - See also: gimcrackery
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Literary usage of Gimcrackeries
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine by Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew (1859)
"... whose ' Haunted Merchant,' ' gimcrackeries,' and other contributions to our Magazine were always looked for with eagerness, and devoured with avidity; ..."
2. New Englander and Yale Review by Edward Royall Tyler, William Lathrop Kingsley, George Park Fisher, Timothy Dwight (1888)
"... and that the occidental nations, " with their love of gimcrackeries," are doing their best '' to cheapen and degrade the artistic capacity of Japan. ..."
3. Japan: A Record in Colour by Mortimer Menpes, Dorothy Menpes (1905)
"Although we are doing our best, with our love for gimcrackeries, to cheapen and degrade the artistic capacity of Japan, our evil influence has been but ..."
4. The American Drawing Book: A Manual for the Amateur, and Basis of Study for by John Gadsby Chapman (1858)
"... in the invention of labor-saving contrivances, has surfeited art with gimcrackeries in many ways far more injurious to its interests than by supplying ..."