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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.
THESE FEMALE HUMMINGBIRDS DON FLASHY MALE FEATHERS TO AVOID UNWANTED HARASSMENTGRACE WADEAUGUST 26, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
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.
IN THE GALLERIES: IMAGES FOCUS ON THE FUTURE OF THE PLANETMARK JENKINSMAY 28, 2021WASHINGTON POST
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.
WE NEED MORE KINDNESS IN OUR LIVES: LET'S MAKE 143 DAY A NATIONAL HOLIDAY TO HONOR MR. ROGERS' LEGACYGREGG BEHR AND RYAN RYDZEWSKIMAY 21, 2021TIME
It is not unlikely that the houses of wealthy persons were distinguished by a good deal of ornamentation in carving and painting.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 4, PART 3VARIOUS
A considerable effort at ornamentation has been made on the walls flanking the balcony described.
OUR CHURCHES AND CHAPELSATTICUS
Since these portions of their anatomy were uncovered, the singular ornamentation was very prominent.
ADRIFT ON THE PACIFICEDWARD S. ELLIS
Indeed, from its ornamentation, the stool would seem to go more fittingly with the very elegant piano shown in Figure 92.
THE OLD FURNITURE BOOKN. HUDSON MOORE
The faces of all three are painted on tin, the two Bristol clocks having ornamentation of gold in the corners.
THE OLD FURNITURE BOOKN. HUDSON MOORE
They were all of a black color and their incised ornamentation was practically the same as those from the upper cities.
THE SWASTIKATHOMAS WILSON
They are engraved natural size, with ornamentation similar to that on the pottery of that country.
THE SWASTIKATHOMAS WILSON
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WORDS RELATED TO ORNAMENTATION

  • cast
  • composition
  • decoration
  • device
  • diagram
  • drawing
  • effigy
  • embellishment
  • emblem
  • illustration
  • image
  • model
  • mold
  • motif
  • motive
  • ornamentation
  • pattern
  • piece
  • portrait
  • representation
  • sketch
  • statue
  • beautification
  • decoration
  • embellishment
  • garniture
  • ornament
  • ornamentation
  • trim
  • trimming
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