or steamboat gothic
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a florid architectural style suggesting the gingerbread-decorated construction of river boats of the Victorian period.
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Origin of Steamboat Gothic
First recorded in 1940–45
Words nearby Steamboat Gothic
stealthy, steam, steam bath, steam beer, steamboat, Steamboat Gothic, Steamboat Springs, steam boiler, steam chest, steam coal, steamed
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How to use Steamboat Gothic in a sentence
Though outwardly the Secretary General's mansion was hyper-gingerbread steamboat Gothic, inwardly it was entirely modern in plan.The Ambassador|Samuel Kimball Merwin