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bauble


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bauble  \Bau"ble\,  n.  [Cf.  OF  baubel  a  child's  plaything,  F. 
  babiole  It  babbola  LL  baubellum  gem,  jewel,  L.  babulus  a 
  baburrus  foolish.] 
  1.  A  trifling  piece  of  finery;  a  gewgaw;  that  which  is  gay 
  and  showy  without  real  value;  a  cheap,  showy  plaything. 
 
  The  ineffective  bauble  of  an  Indian  pagod. 
  --Sheridan. 
 
  2.  The  fool's  club.  [Obs.]  ``A  fool's  bauble  was  a  short 
  stick  with  a  head  ornamented  with  an  ass's  ears 
  fantastically  carved  upon  it.''  --Nares. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bauble 
  n  1:  a  mock  scepter  carried  by  a  court  jester 
  2:  cheap  showy  jewelry  or  ornament  or  clothing  [syn:  {bangle}, 
  {gaud},  {gewgaw},  {novelty},  {trinket},  {fallal}] 




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