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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the pattern of interlacing bars, bands, or ribbons, with little scrolls of slender gold lines, assumed to be an imitation of the designs on Jean Grolier's book bindings.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A style of decoration in bookbinding, consisting of bold lines of gold, curiously interlaced in geometrical forms, and intermixed with delicate leaves and sprays.


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