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- n. Plural form of fretwork.
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In the enameled impersonal phosphor light he traced a trembling finger across the familiar lines, the weathered fretworks and canyons, and marveled that the wrinkles flowed smoothly into the firming new flesh without a sign of the transition.
Now I for these fretworks to the Lord of all thanking,
On these fretworks, so heard I, four horses therewith,
On his key-board of imbricated tones there are grays that felicitously sing across alien strawberry tints, thence modulate into fretworks of dim golden fire.
They spin steel and concrete into astonishingly delicate fretworks of vaults, arches, braces, cables and ribs.