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 (bē′bə-lō′, bē-blō′)
1. A small decorative object; a trinket.
2. A miniature book, especially one that is finely crafted.

[French, from Old French beubelet, from a reduplication of bel, beautiful, from Latin bellus, handsome; see belle.]
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(ˈbɪbləʊ; French biblo)
1. an attractive or curious trinket
2. a miniature book
[C19: from French, from Old French beubelet, perhaps from a reduplication of bel beautiful]
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(ˈbɪb loʊ, ˈbi bəˌloʊ)

a small object of curiosity, beauty, or rarity.
[1870–75; < French, =bibel- + -ot n. suffix]
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I could see the head-lines in the papers; the fellows at the University Club and the Bibelot shaking their heads and saying, "Poor chap!" And I could see Charley Furuseth, as I had said good- bye to him that morning, lounging in a dressing-gown on the be- pillowed window couch and delivering himself of oracular and pessimistic epigrams.
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(42) Por eso Benjamin elogia a los artesanos de la escuela Bauhaus: el vidio y el acero vienen a traer una nueva pobreza, una limpieza barbarica que se opone al instinto de conservacion del burgues, el cual, volcado al interior domestico, llena sus estancias de bibelots y chucherias que son las huellas de su paso por el mundo.
La maison de Loti a toujours ressemble a un musee, mais elle serait en cela semblable a toute autre maison, dont le role est d'abriter les possessions de son proprietaire--Gaston Bachelard le soulignait deja: "Peut-on rever a une vieille maison qui ne serait pas l'asile de vieilles choses, qui ne garderait pas ses vieilles choses, qui s'emplirait de vieilles choses d'exportation par une simple manie de collectionneur de bibelots" (135).