from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Decorative work having the character of leafage, or having a design imitated from or suggested by natural leaves.
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And the sunlight making leafwork brocade on the grass out the window!
A block away, Gramercy Park, a rectangle of the Knickerbocker New York of the woodcut, red-brick sidewalk, salon parlor, and crystal chandelier, was already lacy with the first leafwork of spring.
If the leafwork on the helm were tossed up backward, it would hide the fillet.
The sunshine slanted through the crimsoning leafwork and made irregular golden patches on the dark sand to the furthest limit of the perspective.
The flat walls, principally where they are not gilt, are decorated with leafwork, rosettes, and twining vines.