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The fossilized specimen is about 11 meters long, and its skull is heavily ornamented with crests and bumps and tiny hornlets, ornamentations that probably helped attract mates.

In a paper published in Scientific Reports, we conclude that the burial of such a young female with abundant ornamentation reflects a degree of egalitarian treatment of individuals in life and death regardless of age or sex.

It was suggested by a group of scientists in the early 1960s who noted that the traits of sexual selection, such as ornamentation and weaponry, also occurred in non-sexual contexts.

It helps to know that William “Basher” Dowsing was a 17th-century Puritan who set out to strip ornamentation he found improper from buildings in southeastern Britain.

A small pine tree, shorn of lights and ornamentation and about the height of a child, stood encased in clear acrylic so its roots would show in the soil.

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Multi-story hotel towers stand stripped of any ornamentation, and seem almost Soviet in their austere and honest decay.

To create her pieces she asked herself what could ever take the place of much-loved books as domestic ornamentation.

For women, that means “conservative” braids are allowed only if there are no beads or ornamentation.

It is not unlikely that the houses of wealthy persons were distinguished by a good deal of ornamentation in carving and painting.

A considerable effort at ornamentation has been made on the walls flanking the balcony described.

Since these portions of their anatomy were uncovered, the singular ornamentation was very prominent.

Indeed, from its ornamentation, the stool would seem to go more fittingly with the very elegant piano shown in Figure 92.

The faces of all three are painted on tin, the two Bristol clocks having ornamentation of gold in the corners.

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On this page you'll find 18 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to ornamentation, such as: embellishment, decoration, elaboration, and trimming.

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