Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In ceramics, decoration designed to hide a blemish in the glaze, or to add to the effect, or change the appearance of pieces of ware which have previously been decorated. Also sur-decoration.
“This over-decoration, while serving to boldly announce their presence on the battlefield, also doubled as funeral attire.”
“The outline softens under the illumination, and the feeling of over-decoration and broken lines is lost.”
“To my thinking, the outside of the cathedral is far more attractive than the inside, which suffers from over-decoration in the incongruous style peculiar to Continental churches.”
“The old Norse poetry was attacked by an evil of a different sort, the malady of false wit and over-decoration.”
“Stonehenge was intended as a protest against the extravagant ornament and over-decoration of the existing temples in Atlantis, where the debased worship of their own images was being carried on by the inhabitants.”
“The charm of the home is no longer spoiled by over-decoration; a vase or two containing the flowers of the season offer the sole touch of festivity.”
“The bindings should harmonize with interiors, and due care taken against over-decoration of the covers.”
“The reaction against bare, bleak walls may not make it necessary to warn against over-decoration, but its undesirability should he recognized.”
“Then the background would change to brown with the same over-decoration.”
“Flemish burgher population of that period, but is so rich and elegant, especially its lofty and slender north spire, that its over-decoration is pardonable.”
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