Nick-nacks; ornaments of small value. (Greek, phalara, metal ornaments for horses, etc.)
?Our god-child passed in review all her gowns flchus, tags, bobbins, laces, silk stockings, and fallals.? ?Thackeray: Vanity Fair, chap. vi. p. 38.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894