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cloisonne


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cloisonn'e  \Cloi`son*n['e]\,  a.  [F.,  partitioned,  fr  cloison  a 
  partition.] 
  Inlaid  between  partitions:  --  said  of  enamel  when  the  lines 
  which  divide  the  different  patches  of  fields  are  composed  of 
  a  kind  of  metal  wire  secured  to  the  ground;  as  distinguished 
  from  {champlev['e]}  enamel,  in  which  the  ground  is  engraved 
  or  scooped  out  to  receive  the  enamel.  --S.  Wells  Williams. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cloisonne 
  adj  :  (for  metals)  having  areas  separated  by  metal  and  filled  with 
  colored  enamel  and  fired  [syn:  {champleve}] 
  n  :  enamelware  in  which  colored  areas  are  separated  by  thin 
  metal  strips 




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