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used in A Great and Terrible Beauty

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of a thing:  having lots of decorative detail

of speech:  more complicated than necessary because of unusual words and phrases (fans might call it flowery or finely finished, but most would call it too complicated or showy)
  • I'm thinking of those mothers today in their ornate dresses and their vacant lives.
    Chapter 27 (90% in)
  • Below me London spreads out like a lady's fan, ornate and delicate.
    Chapter 38 (20% in)

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