American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Characteristic of Moorish art or architecture.
- n. An ornament or a decoration in Moorish style.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Moorish; of Moorish design, or of design imitating Moorish work.
- n. A style of decoration by means of flat patterns, interlacings, simple scrolls, and the like, and usually in crude color or in slight relief on metal-work, founded upon Moorish decoration.
- n. Also spelled Mauresque.
- adj. art, architecture Moorish
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Of or pertaining to, or in the manner or style of, the Moors; Moorish.
- adj. relating to or characteristic of the Moors
- French, from Old French, from Spanish Morisco, Morisco; see Morisco. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Hispano-Moresque more technically classified the Big”
“The estate, the historic, pre-Revolutionary Sterling farm house, greatly enlarged to include an incongruous but delightful, enclosed, tiled, Hispano-Moresque style patio with a fountain, was elegantly appointed.”
“R. went up afterwards to cut its throat à la Moresque, when he was insulted by an Arab.”
“A Moresque gentleman in turban who was in Philadelphia fairly rubbed his hands as he referred to the lavish opportunities for washing which were freely given in Philadelphia, and contrasted them with the state of things here, where it costs ten cents to wash your hands, and the supply of water is but meagre at that.”
“For the expression of its purpose, with all the solidity and grace consistent with that, the Moresque structure before us is not excelled by any within the grounds.”
“Hispano-Moresque and mellow ivories, a broad medal or so and a well-poised Renaissance bronze, a Japanese painting on the lighted wall, and one or two drawings by great contemporaries, Emma's friends, he was amazed at the quality of everything.”
“This character is so pronounced, that I was obliged to examine more than twenty houses constructed in the same manner, and to study all the details of their construction, in order to assure myself that the windows had not really been taken from those fairy Moresque palaces, of which the Alhambra is the only remaining specimen.”
“Hispano-Moresque more technically classified the Big House in all its hybridness, although there were experts who heatedly quarreled with the term.”
“To the above-mentioned types the Germans added especially the scroll work, which was by preference combined with the Moresque and then served as”
“Order in Europe, famous for its cloister and its graceful Moresque colonnade.”
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