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  • How, you may ask, is beausage any different than patina?

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  • A synthesis of "beauty" and "usage", this was apparently coined by Grant Petersen of Rivendell Bicycle Works to describe the decorative effect of wear on tear on, say, ancient monuments or antique cars. Unlike patina, beausage refers to three-dimensional damage rather than surface effects.

    December 9, 2006