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Festoon  v. t.  (past & past part. festooned; pres. part. festooning)  To form in festoons, or to adorn with festoons.

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"Festoon" Quotes from Famous Books

... accomplished during Jennie's absence, and the broad veranda was like a sylvan bower, the last nail having just been driven, the last wreath and festoon put in place; while the Seabrooks were on the point of going home to dinner as the carriage stopped ...
— Katherine's Sheaves • Mrs. Georgie Sheldon

... September the factory town still seemed a blot on the face of nature; yet here and there, on all sides, Justine's eye saw signs of humanizing change. The rough banks along the street had been levelled and sodded; young maples, set in rows, already made a long festoon of gold against the dingy house-fronts; and the houses themselves—once so irreclaimably outlawed and degraded—showed, in their white-curtained windows, their flowery white-railed yards, a growing approach to civilized ...
— The Fruit of the Tree • Edith Wharton

... it hath no vines, Blushing with Bacchant coronals along The paths, o'er which the far festoon entwines The red grape in the sunny lands of song, Hath yet a purchased choice of choicest wines; The claret light, and the Madeira strong. If Britain mourn her bleakness, we can tell her, The very best ...
— Don Juan • Lord Byron

... glassy halls We pass the sultry hours of noon, Beyond wherever sun-beam falls, Weaving sea-flowers in gay festoon. ...
— The Mysteries of Udolpho • Ann Radcliffe

... critically at the long festoon of ground-pine between the centre of the chimney-breast and the angle of ...
— The Brown Study • Grace S. Richmond

... plain and far sierra spread The fulgent rays of fading afternoon, Showing each utmost peak and watershed All clarified, each tassel and festoon Of floating cloud embroidered overhead, Like lotus-leaves on bluest waters strewn, Flushing with rose, while all breathes fresh and free In peace and ...
— Poems • Alan Seeger

Words linked to "Festoon" :   drapery, drape, flower chain, embellish, grace, curtain, embellishment, adorn, decorate, pall, ornament, mantle, festoonery, beautify

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