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We can hypothesize that because these things would have made it more difficult to move around, then they must be an ornamental feature.

However, he notes, when grown in soil as ornamental plants, these ferns don’t need a community.

Even among the rich in places like New York City, a diamond was only one of several stones that a fiancé might choose, if he even gave anything ornamental.

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He is particularly fascinated by how the plants form castes and colonies in the wild but remain as individual strap fronds when grown in soil as ornamental plants.

The photo, altered using Photoshop, makes it appear that Gracie is standing among about a half dozen of the rioters on a marble floor in one of the ornamental rooms in the Capitol building.

Football is a world where the basic role of the female is ornamental, at best.

He lived in a time of war, and there was no room for meaningless ornamental writing.

Japanese knotweed, for all its invasive attributes, was an ornamental plant for the Victorians.

It has since been enlarged, and is now much more ornamental as well as being useful.

To quote Mrs. Kaye, 'A Liberal peer is as useful as a fifth wheel to a coach, and as ornamental as whitewash.'

It is used for a variety of ornamental purposes, for which, from its extreme natural beauty, it is peculiarly adapted.

As it had columns for recording statistics of the fair for a period of years, it was instructive as well as ornamental.

The garden at the rear was bright with a profusion of spring flowers and sheltered with ornamental trees and vines.


On this page you'll find 29 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to ornamental, such as: exquisite, ornate, showy, accessory, fancy, and adorning.

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