Example sentences for: decalcomania

How can you use “decalcomania” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • This craze became known as décalcomanie, from décalc- (from décalquer `transfer a tracing' + - o - + manie `mania,' whence we get decalcomania ( decal for short for the transfers), and the adjective cockamamie some say echoes the sense of florid but superficial embellishment.

  • As we grew older we came to realize that cockamamie was merely a child's distortion of decalcomania . Later, cockamamie came to mean `cheap, sleazy, gaudy, trashy, junky'--but never “mixed-up, ridiculous.”

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