from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of patinate.
  • adj. Bearing a patina

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Covered with patina: as, a finely patinated coin.


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  • Life for the humans is patinated with grime and squalor.

    Die Frau ohne Schatten; BBC Proms 61 & 62 – review

  • Tom Doyle b. 1928 fells cherry, oak and sassafras trees to make his carved, rough-hewn tripartite sculptures, some of which he casts in red and brown patinated bronze.

    The Shape of Things

  • Art lovers approaching the venerable Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum's sparkling new entrance pavilion are in for a shock when they catch sight of its striking copper facade, chemically patinated to bright Statue-of-Liberty green.

    Lee Rosenbaum: Gardner Wander: The New, the Old, the Glass Bottleneck in Between (Video)

  • A truly poignant object is the patinated bronze sheet with names of Olympic champions inscribed on it from the first century B.C. to A.D. 385, after which the Olympics were outlawed.

    Transformational Objects

  • Daylight flooding in through casement windows set off creamy stone floors and richly patinated woodwork.

    Monastic Fantastic

  • A row of sculptures—from the tender, white marble "Alsatian Orphan" and patinated terra-cotta "Bust of a Woman" to the exuberant bronze "Head of Balzac"—lines the gallery's mantle.

    A Close-Up of a Master

  • Sometimes, they are more distraction than narrative thread and the need to return to them often bogs the author down; there are, after all, only so many ways to describe the feel of carved wood and only so many times such an image can be made to work as a symbol of patinated memory without the reader feeling that a point is being laboured.

    The Hare With Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance by Edmund de Waal

  • The roofs of many of the structures were dark earthen blue, a color brought about by the patinated lead covering.

    The Thieves of Darkness

  • The main attraction of the malls inner atrium, the restaurant is clad in a striking green patinated copper from TECU that allows the desired aesthetic effect of green patina to be achieved immediately without having to wait for the otherwise long-term atmospheric influences to take effect.

    Restaurant in Villa ArenA by Virgile & Stone

  • I am a fan of the classic old patinated painted tanks here in rural areas of Georgia, but that tank has so much style!

    Memorial Day 2009 – The Bleat.


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