(US) an epithet used to describe cheap or sham jewellery; also used fig. (see cit. 1886).
|Vocabulum 9: attleborough, Not genuine; made to imitate. At the town of Attleborough jewelry is manufactured from the baser metals, or so alloyed as to deceive those who are not judges of the genuine article.|
|Travels 329: Needy wantonness displaying its rouge and Attleborough jewelry all the more boldly because it feels that the ban of society is upon it![C. Fairbanks]|
|Lessons from the World of Matter 100: Poor Attleborough jewels are all these, but the best that humanity could offer.|
|Dict. of Sl., Jargon and Cant.|
|Sl. and Its Analogues.|