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follies, plural;
  1. Lack of good sense; foolishness
    • - an act of sheer folly
  2. A foolish act, idea, or practice
    • - the follies of youth
  3. A costly ornamental building with no practical purpose, esp. a tower or mock-Gothic ruin built in a large garden or park

  4. A theatrical revue, typically with glamorous female performers
    • - the Ziegfeld Follies

  1. the trait of acting stupidly or rashly
  2. stupidity: a stupid mistake
  3. the quality of being rash and foolish; "trying to drive through a blizzard is the height of folly"; "adjusting to an insane society is total foolishness"
  4. foolish or senseless behavior
  5. In architecture, a folly is a building constructed primarily for decoration, but either suggesting by its appearance some other purpose, or merely so extravagant that it transcends the normal range of garden ornaments or other class of building to which it belongs. ...
  6. Folly was a common allegorical figure in medieval morality plays and in allegorical artwork through the Renaissance. The depiction is generally of a young man, often similar in appearance to a jester or the tarot card, The Fool . ...
  7. Folly were a band from Sussex, New Jersey. Their music is a mix of hardcore, metal, punk and ska. The band's final lineup included Arben Colaku on bass, Geoff Towle on guitar, Anthony Wille on drums, Agim Colaku on guitar, and Jon Tummillo on vocals.
  8. Crimson is a strong, bright, deep red color. It is originally the color of the dye produced from a scale insect, Kermes vermilio, but the name is now also used in general as a generic term for those slightly bluish-red colors that are between red and rose; besides crimson itself, these colors ...
  9. Atë or Aite (ἄτη) a Greek word for "ruin, folly, delusion", is the action performed by the hero, usually because of his or her hubris that leads to his or her death or downfall. There is also a goddess by that name (Atë) in Greek mythology, a personification of the same.
  10. foolishness; thoughtless action resulting in tragic consequence; a fanciful building built for purely ornamental reasons
  11. Garden structure which can be seen as a folly (by its owner or by visitors) because of its appearance, cost or lack of utility (eg a sham castle, an artificial ruin or a hermit's cell).
  12. a garden building built primarily for visual effect: to "fool" the eye.
  13. follow. Many little league coaches would say "Folly the ball, butt, folly the ball!"
  14. tontería; locura; disparate; necedad; insensatez; falta de juicio; estructura grande e inútil
  15. that "gift and faculty divine" whose creative and controlling energy inspires Man's mind, guides his actions and adorns his life.
  16. (N) -the state or quality of being foolish; lack of understanding or sense.
  17. My own term (from Victorian architecture) for something with little or no purpose other than appearance. For example, the objects in the image at the right are sealed and glued to the copper post for placing in a garden; they are entirely decorative, like a gazing ball
  18. A whimsical structure built to add interest to a view or to memorialize a person or an event.
  19. An extravagant or outlandish construction, meant either only for garden decor or serving some function other than the one for which it appears to be made, such as a faux ruined castle that actually serves to hide the electrical machinery for the garden's lighting.
  20. foolishness; foolish act, idea, etc.