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  • n. Plural form of filigree.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of filigree.


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  • "Everybody told me this is who you'll have to be," she sings to filigrees of piano and acoustic guitar in "The Things That Everybody Does."

    Album review: Country singer Tift Merritt's ‘See You on the Moon'

  • Ranging from ethereal, computer-designed filigrees, through dramatic wall pieces to angry-looking, dirt-encrusted tangles and anthropomorphic, sexually charged sculptures, the more than 90 works on display demonstrate awesome technique, meticulous attention to detail and extraordinary creativity.

    New Bamboo: Contemporary Japanese Masters

  • I was piping like a pro—swags, drop lines, filigrees, borders—my repertoire was complete.

    Cake Boss

  • I don't know about the whole "jolene" thing and "red neckerson" where are you btw? but this so called "RTMS" makes it hard to scroll to the podium race - what with all those off center pictures, pop-culture references, and literary filigrees.

    Highlighting Inadequacy: Casting the First U-Lock

  • Not for The Boston Globe, whose reporters he met in jail wearing tasseled loafers with his prison scrubs (“Peppering his speech with verbal filigrees such as ‘quite so’ and ‘rather,’ he rambled on about the ‘five or six or seven’ languages that he speaks, the historical novel about the roots of Israeli statehood he is writing, and his work as a researcher of ‘anything from physics to social sciences,’” wrote one of the reporters).

    The Man in the Rockefeller Suit

  • The fissures spread away from the station, burrowing under the street outside, knitting with other extensive hollow filigrees which supported the surrounding buildings.

    The Dreaming Void

  • “Wait here,” Topar said, and went through a wooden door bound with thick iron filigrees.

    The Dreaming Void

  • Huge chandeliers, candelabras on every table, polished marble, statues and filigrees and ... you get the picture.

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  • Below, tucked into the crevices of the forest floor, delicate flowers poke their beautiful faces toward filigrees of light filtering through dancing leaves.

    Arcturian Songs of the Masters of Light

  • The description remained apt, though the light was not as golden as I expected and the delicate filigrees of ice were denser and more complex.

    Water Sleeps


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