Definitions

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  • n. The application of a patina.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The process of becoming or the state of being covered with patina.

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Examples

  • Subtle patination suggests weathering and the passage of time.

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  • Long before the statue was unearthed, the natural process of patination had caused the formation of the red cuprite, blue azurite and green malachite commonly found in ancient bronzes.

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  • The dark-brown shades we call "bronze color" are actually coats of patination, achieved by darkening the finished bronze surface with various oils, waxes and other substances.

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  • Yet such patination is unlikely to be created on a stone that was buried in the entirely calcareous environs of Jerusalem.

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  • At some time long after the natural processes of varnish and patination in a damp cave environment had been completed, someone carved a series of letters through the natural varnish on the ossuary's "back" side.

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  • Conclusion: At some time long after the natural processes of varnish and patination in a damp cave environment had been completed, someone carved a series of letters through the natural varnish on the ossuary.

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  • The artist will then rework the piece with wax for the fine details, finalize the patination coloring of the bronze, then put it on its base.

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  • However, he explains, it wasn't until the early to mid-70s that outdoor sculpture conservators developed the tools to treat "bronze disease" -- the corrosive green patination that builds up on urban statuary due to environmental exposure and acid rain -- without damaging the bronze itself.

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  • The statues were repatinated and then coated with the lacquerlike substance to prevent a repeat of the major surface damage caused by the natural patination.

    Chicago Reader

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