Definitions

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  • adj. decorated with wavy patterns of inlay or etching

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. decorated or inlaid with a wavy pattern of different (especially precious) metals; -- of metallic objects.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • I could see the firelight dancing on the damascened blade.

    Sick Cycle Carousel

  • Embossed and gold and silver damascened steel, brass, leather

    Armor Suited for Emperors

  • A Turkish chain-mail shirt with plates bearing gold-damascened invocations in Arabic protected Czar Alexei Mikhailovich during Russia's war with Poland (1654-1656).

    Glories of Gift-Giving Diplomacy

  • These extraordinary men, clad in armor damascened by their vices, these intellects environed by cold and brilliant analysis, seemed so far greater in his eyes than the grave and earnest members of the brotherhood.

    A Distinguished Provincial at Paris

  • An old brass clock, inlaid with arabesques, adorned the mantel of the ill-cut white stone chimney-piece, above which was a greenish mirror, whose edges, bevelled to show the thickness of the glass, reflected a thread of light the whole length of a gothic frame in damascened steel-work.

    Eug�nie Grandet

  • An Iranian-born Jew, he also collects Japanese art of the Meiji period, Indian and Swedish textiles, Spanish damascened metalwork and Russian enamels.

    London's Billionaires

  • An Iranian-born Jew, also collects Japanese art of the Meiji period, Indian and Swedish textiles, Spanish damascened metalwork and Russian enamels.

    In Pictures: The U.K.'s Billionaires

  • The Sultan has a “godown” containing great treasures, concerning which he leads an anxious life — hoards of diamonds and rubies, and priceless damascened krises, with scabbards of pure gold wrought into marvelous devices and incrusted with precious stones.

    The Golden Chersonese and the way thither

  • The wrinkled water was like armor damascened and polished.

    Main Street

  • The grey shone in the spring sunlight like the blade of a damascened sword.

    The Falcons of Montabard

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  • "I could see the firelight dancing on the damascened blade. While his pistols were no more than the customary horn-handled 'dags' worn by most of the men, both broadsword and claymore were something special."
    —Diana Gabaldon, Outlander (NY: Delacorte Press, 1991), 336

    January 2, 2010