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filigree


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Filigree  \Fil"i*gree\,  n.  [Corrupted  fr  filigrane.] 
  Ornamental  work  formerly  with  grains  or  breads,  but  now 
  composed  of  fine  wire  and  used  chiefly  in  decorating  gold  and 
  silver  to  which  the  wire  is  soldered,  being  arranged  in 
  designs  frequently  of  a  delicate  and  intricate  arabesque 
  pattern. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Filigree  \Fil"i*gree\,  a. 
  Relating  to  composed  of  or  resembling,  work  in  filigree; 
  as  a  filigree  basket.  Hence:  Fanciful;  unsubstantial;  merely 
  decorative. 
 
  You  ask  for  reality,  not  fiction  and  filigree  work 
  --J.  C. 
  Shairp 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  filigree 
  n  :  delicate  and  intricate  ornamentation  (usually  in  gold  or 
  silver  or  other  fine  twisted  wire)  [syn:  {filagree},  {fillagree}] 




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