Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The process of painting in fresco; frescoed decoration.

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Examples

  • Strokes of color all around, a frescoing of hats and faces and the green grandstand and tawny base paths.

    Underworld

  • There was to be an addition -- a small snuggery; there was to be frescoing, and hardwood flooring was to be put into such rooms as had not yet been subjected to this improvement.

    The Awakening

  • On television, a jilted lover was sobbing; on the jukebox, a jilted lover was crooning; on a beer glass, a flyspeck was disintegrating; on the ceiling, a Marlboro cumulus was gathering; on wire racks, beef jerky was moldering, and on bar stools, the two patrons were frescoing their tonsils with the Bavarian brush.

    Skinny Legs and All

  • Trephinating: frescoing their pineal glands with the cardinal brush.

    Another Roadside Attraction

  • The chamber over it was brilliant with frescoing and covered with inscriptions.

    The Yoke A Romance of the Days when the Lord Redeemed the Children of Israel from the Bondage of Egypt

  • She studied the green walls with their delicate frescoing, then cautiously leaned back against the President's broadcloth vest.

    The Lilac Lady

  • "What a beautiful home Mrs. Hayden has!" said Mrs. Ferris to her neighbor with the severe collar and plain hair, as they examined the exquisite frescoing on the parlor ceiling.

    The Right Knock A Story

  • They learned also many useful trades; and music, frescoing, and art were taught those who seemed to have an especial taste for such things.

    History of California

  • In the lantern where the frescoing is contemplated the wall will be faced with porous brick, on which the proper fresco plaster can be spread.

    The American Architect and Building News, Vol. 27, Jan-Mar, 1890

  • The walls, so sadly in need of a renewal of their frescoing, had been latticed with thin white strips to the edge of the heavy molding on the ceiling, and in this lattice work was twined smilax most lavishly.

    The Heart of Arethusa

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