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Daemon
Posted: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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bauble

(noun) A small, showy ornament of little value.

Synonyms: fallal, gaud, gewgaw, trinket, bangle, novelty

Usage: The tacky bauble she wore around her neck was intended to attract attention, but it mostly drew snickers.
Ikeme Nzube Emmanuel
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That cool...pretty well explained....keep it up Guyz.....#yaga!
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William Shakespeare used this word for diverse small trifles:

Petruchio (Taming of the Shrew)

"Why, thou say'st true; it is a paltry cap,
A custard-coffin, a bauble, a silken pie;
I love thee well in that thou lik'st it not."

Cassio (Othello)
"She was here even now; she haunts me in every place. I was
the other day talking on the sea bank with certain Venetians, and
thither comes the bauble, and, by this hand, she falls me thus
about my neck-"

Aaron (Titus Andronicus)

"What if I do not? as indeed I do not;
Yet, for I know thou art religious
And hast a thing within thee called conscience,
With twenty popish tricks and ceremonies
Which I have seen thee careful to observe,
Therefore I urge thy oath. For that I know
An idiot holds his bauble for a god,
And keeps the oath which by that god he swears,
To that I'll urge him. Therefore thou shalt vow
By that same god- what god soe'er it be
That thou adorest and hast in reverence-
To save my boy, to nourish and bring him up;
Or else I will discover nought to thee."

The clown (All's Well that Ends Well)

"And I would give his wife my bauble, sir, to do her service."

Mercutio (Romeo & Juliet)

"Why, is not this better now than groaning for love? Now art
thou sociable, now art thou Romeo; now art thou what thou art, by
art as well as by nature. For this drivelling love is like a
great natural that runs lolling up and down to hide his bauble in
a hole."

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