Definitions

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  • adj. Obsolete form of artificial.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Artificial.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as artificial.

Etymologies

Latin artificiosus. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Vppon the which was made an artificious foote set vnder the three graces naked of fine Gold, of a common stature, one ioyning to an other.

    Hypnerotomachia The Strife of Loue in a Dreame

  • Lapycidarie, the directions and placing of Columnes, the perfection of statues and representations, the adornment of the walles, the diuersitie of the stones, the stately entrance & princely porch, large Gallery, artificious pauements, no man will thinke with what cost and charge bewtified and hanged with precious Arras and Verdure.

    Hypnerotomachia The Strife of Loue in a Dreame

  • And I beeyng desirous and not satisfied, turned mee about towardes the conspicuous Poarch, to beholde diligently the artificious Pallaice, wonderfull and perfinite of the Art of building.

    Hypnerotomachia The Strife of Loue in a Dreame

  • After came in two beautifull Damosels bringing in an artificious fountaine continually running with water, and reassuming the same agayne, which was of fine golde, and in a vessell of a curious workmanshippe, which was brought before the Queene, and after the presenting of it vpon the table of golde they bowed their knees downe to the pauement, and like reuerence at the same instaunt made all the rest of the attendant Ladyes, both at the presenting of euery thing, and at the taking away.

    Hypnerotomachia The Strife of Loue in a Dreame

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