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  • n. Alternative form of filigree.

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  • n. delicate and intricate ornamentation (usually in gold or silver or other fine twisted wire)

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Examples

  • These cups are inserted in filagree gold holders shaped somewhat like hour-glasses.

    Three Months in the Soudan

  • The other, who was a Mede, differed scarcely in his dress from Pausanias himself, except that he was profusely covered with ornaments; his arms were decorated with bracelets, he wore earrings, and a broad collar of unpolished stones in a kind of filagree was suspended from his throat.

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  • They have a delicate filagree of intramuscular fat that melts when cooked and makes the absolute most tender, juicy, flavorful meats.

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  • It's antique white gold filagree that is art deco in style.

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  • The dance group hated the opera and wanted to be performing their own work instead, where they were the entire focus of attention, rather than being filagree in a controversial opera about Palestinian terrorists murdering Leon Klinghoffer.

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  • I have a group of assistants who do much of the background and filagree work and I concentrate on the core of the painting.

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  • My favourite shoes were a pair of black suede pumps with four-inch heels, and this very cool and elegant gold filagree stuff on the heels.

    Tastes and Fantasies

  • It is too full of pretty nothings to be a place for repose; one scarce knows where to sit down among carved Chinese work-tables with their myriads of fantastic figures inlaid in ivory, cups of yellow topaz mounted on filagree, mosaics which inspire theft,

    The Imaginary Mistress

  • Stoutly resisting temptation, in the form of diamonds and rubies, Vendale bought a brooch of the filagree-work of

    No Thoroughfare

  • I'm hoping it will vine up the filagree on my porch.

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