The fancy

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all of a class who exhibit and cultivate any peculiar taste or fancy; hence, especially, sporting characters taken collectively, or any specific class of them, as jockeys, gamblers, prize fighters, etc.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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"The fancy was one," he remarked coldly, "which I think you had better get rid of."
The exhibition puts the artworks on view under the rather vague rubric 'Ever let the fancy roam'.
Caught floating in the air, the fancy dancer in this photo appears to be flying.
" (46) Realizing that the task of communicating such a sensational picture requires extraordinary artistic powers, Baldwin calls on fancy to paint the scene: "As it would be difficult, if not impossible by mere Description, to convey an adequate Idea of the different SENSATIONS experienced while in the Car; (for Pleasure is itself unspeakable;) yet the Fancy may possibly, without Censure, be a Moment indulged, in its Allusions to such familiar Subjects as approach nearest to THEM: SO as not to leave the public Mind wholly in the Dark ..." (123).
To arrange a private appointment to view the Fancy Pink diamond ring and/or the Fancy Blue diamond ring, please visit to be connected to an approved, jewelry store near you.
After all children wear the fancy dress clothes, they do not play with them."
Ellie Goulding is in the fancy dress line of fire this week, after she was told off and abused on social media for dressing up as what we used to call a Red Indian squaw.
Arvind Ltd - denim producer from India explains how the USTER(r) TESTER 5 with the Fancy Yarn Profile tool has helped to develop today's market for designer jeans...
Judging the fancy dress competition this year will be Touch FM DJ Brody Swain, the Lord Mayor of Coventry and Peter Broughton, president of the Coventry Leofric Lions.
Place the FANCY FLOWERS inside one of the envelopes.