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champleve


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Champlev'e  \Champ`le*v['e]"\,  a.  [F.,  p.  p.  of  champlever  to 
  engrave.  See  3d  {Champ},  {Camp},  {Lever}  a  bar.]  (Art) 
  Having  the  ground  engraved  or  cut  out  in  the  parts  to  be 
  enameled;  inlaid  in  depressions  made  in  the  ground;  --  said 
  of  a  kind  of  enamel  work  in  which  depressions  made  in  the 
  surface  are  filled  with  enamel  pastes,  which  are  afterward 
  fired;  also  designating  the  process  of  making  such  enamel 
  work  --  n.  A  piece  of  champlev['e]  enamel;  also  the  process 
  or  art  of  making  such  enamel  work  champlev['e]  work 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  champleve 
  adj  :  (for  metals)  having  areas  separated  by  metal  and  filled  with 
  colored  enamel  and  fired  [syn:  {cloisonne}] 




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