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encaustic


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Encaustic  \En*caus"tic\,  a.  [L.  encausticus  Gr  ?,  fr  ?  to 
  burn  in  ?  in  +  ?  to  burn:  cf  F.  encaustique  See  {Caustic}, 
  and  cf  {Ink}.]  (Fine  Arts) 
  Prepared  by  means  of  heat;  burned  in 
 
  {Encaustic  painting}  (Fine  Arts),  painting  by  means  of  wax 
  with  which  the  colors  are  combined,  and  which  is 
  afterwards  fused  with  hot  irons,  thus  fixing  the  colors. 
 
 
  {Encaustic  tile}  (Fine  Arts),  an  earthenware  tile  which  has  a 
  decorative  pattern  and  is  not  wholly  of  one  color. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Encaustic  \En*caus"tic\,  n.  [L.  encaustica,  Gr  ?  (sc.  ?):  cf 
  F.  encaustique  See  {Encaustic},  a.] 
  The  method  of  painting  in  heated  wax,  or  in  any  way  where 
  heat  is  used  to  fix  the  colors. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  encaustic 
  n  :  a  paint  consisting  of  pigment  mixed  with  melted  beeswax;  it 
  is  fixed  with  heat  after  application 




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