1. the act of mimicking; imitative behavior
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How To Use apery In A Sentence

  • The petals were so dry and apery that they crumbled at the first touch. The Seventh Scroll
  • What makes these native arums so attractive are the thick spikes of fruits that follow the large white papery inflorescences.
  • As the vines have yielded their fruit by midsummer and ripened their wood early so as to be ready for starting into growth again in December or January, the grapery is kept cool and ventilated in the fall and early winter, but this need not interfere with the mushroom crop. Mushrooms: how to grow them a practical treatise on mushroom culture for profit and pleasure
  • The show cloaks itself in wholesome, old-fashioned japery with its broad misunderstandings ("I said ghosts, not goats!") and knowing winks at Hi-de-Hi! and Frank Spencer, and the way Miranda's mother (Patricia Hodge) flits in and out as if through a time portal to a 1950s Whitehall farce. Rewind TV: Miranda; The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret; Accused: Willy's Story; Garrow's Law
  • Her right hand shields her pubic area, while her left arm is raised at the elbow and her left hand holds a piece of drapery that falls onto an amphora.
  • ‘Feminists on Men’ contains more ribald japery about men being stupid.
  • The fans responded in kind, cheering him and howling with laughter at his relentless japery. Jonah Keri: Tim Raines, Andre Dawson, and Being an Expos Fan
  • It is in typical ‘Kentian’ style, with the cornice supported on scrolled brackets flanking a frieze with swags and a central mask, the jambs being carved as female terms with classical drapery.
  • Her parents had been milliners in Clapham, just down the road, and had run a millinery and drapery shop.
  • She leads the way into a little conservatory, and a little pinery, and a little grapery, and a little aviary, and a little pheasantry, and a little dairy for show, and The Absentee
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