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fretwork


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fretwork  \Fret"work\,  n.  [6th  fret  +  work.] 
  Work  adorned  with  frets;  ornamental  openwork  or  work  in 
  relief,  esp.  when  elaborate  and  minute  in  its  parts  Hence 
  any  minute  play  of  light  and  shade,  dark  and  light,  or  the 
  like 
 
  Banqueting  on  the  turf  in  the  fretwork  of  shade  and 
  sunshine.  --Macaulay. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fretwork 
  n  :  an  ornamental  design  made  of  strips  of  wood  or  metal  [syn:  {lattice}, 
  {latticework}] 




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