bedizenment

[ bih-dahy-zuh n, -diz-uh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF bedizenment
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Last but not least Leonora had accomplished the bedizenment of the "ladies."

The bed was a big four-poster, which no bedizenment could bring within the fashion of the day.

As much pains are spent on the bedizenment of the oxen as on the adornment of their mistresses.

WORD ORIGIN

1660s, from be- + dizen "to dress" (1610s), especially, from late 18c., "to dress finely, adorn," originally "to dress (a distaff) for spinning" (1520s), and evidently the verbal form of the first element in distaff.

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