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Here again the gewgaw of royal parade was intended to entrap the admiration of the ignorant.
SECRET HISTORY OF THE COURT OF ENGLAND, FROM THE ACCESSION OF GEORGE THE THIRD TO THE DEATH OF GEORGE THE FOURTH, VOLUME I (OF 2)LADY ANNE HAMILTON
Compare it for a moment with the gewgaw skimble-skamble diplomatic sensationalism with which we have been presented since.
THE CONTEMPORARY REVIEW, VOLUME 36, NOVEMBER 1879VARIOUS
Some of them have been won by a mess of pottage, a mere bauble or a gewgaw.
PRISONS AND PRAYER: OR A LABOR OF LOVEELIZABETH RYDER WHEATON
Patient investigation reveals a lacquered toilet-box with a mirror under the lid, a cheap and nasty gewgaw.
'NEATH VERDUN, AUGUST-OCTOBER, 1914MAURICE GENEVOIX
She wondered what Madame Beattie thought she could get out of giving up the adored gewgaw into other hands.
THE PRISONERALICE BROWN
What may that gaudy gewgaw lady be, that throws such scornful looks upon our galleries?
A SELECT COLLECTION OF OLD ENGLISH PLAYSROBERT DODSLEY
The crown of my fathers has shrunk into a gewgaw and a toy,—their ambition and their spirit are undecayed!
ZANONIEDWARD BULWER LYTTON
And all of them with some gewgaw to be blessed in the Virgin's bowl.
A LITTLE PILGRIMAGE IN ITALYOLAVE M. (OLAVE MURIEL) POTTER
It thus immediately took its place as a new gewgaw of the rich; that it had any other purpose to serve had occurred to few people.
THE AGE OF BIG BUSINESSBURTON J. HENDRICK
Any little absurd gewgaw or gimcrack they had they disposed in such a way as to make it attract attention most readily.
THE INNOCENTS ABROADMARK TWAIN (SAMUEL CLEMENS)

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