fineries

finery

1 [fahy-nuh-ree]
noun
fine or showy dress, ornaments, etc.

Origin:
1670–80; fine1 + -ery

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finery

2 [fahy-nuh-ree]
noun, plural fineries. Metalworking.
a hearth for converting cast iron into wrought iron; refinery.

Origin:
1600–10; < Middle French finerie, equivalent to fin(er) to refine (see fine1) + erie -ery

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finery1 (ˈfaɪnərɪ)
 
n
elaborate or showy decoration, esp clothing and jewellery

finery2 (ˈfaɪnərɪ)
 
n , pl -eries
a hearth for converting cast iron into wrought iron
 
[C17: from Old French finerie, from finer to refine; see fine1]

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finery
1670s, from fine (adj.) + -ery.
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