from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The more or less ornamental border put around a picture to protect it and to isolate it, by separating it from other pictures, the decoration of the wall, etc.


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  • On Dec. 6, 1996, Illingworth, a mild-mannered, former picture-frame manufacturer, visited Allen's office near John Wayne

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  • Now, we've brought it into the digital picture-frame lab and compared it to several frames, including our top-rated model, the Digital Spectrum Memory Frame MF-801, $70.

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  • Any change, even a picture-frame nail in the wall, would set off the alarm.


  • Gold brocade drapes flowed to the floor, the cream-colored walls had crown and picture-frame molding, the furnishings were ornate Louis XIV antiques, and paintings from the same period adorned the walls.


  • The arson investigators found something that looks like a piece of charred picture-frame stock and some glass with a few scraps of paper stuck to it in the other burned house up in Camp Verde.


  • The darker blue towards the top of the sky and that warm glow from below the picture-frame really helps to add lift to the rock-mass, in addition to the perspective from your vantage-point at the bottom of the hill.

    Jules Verne Museum

  • He found bigger and better jobs and finally got to the point where he ran a factory warehouse for a picture-frame manufacturer.


  • This 47-inch set boasts one of the few alternatives to picture-frame bezels that isn't designed for a 14-year-old Japanese girl ( cough cough , Hannspree, cough ).

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  • Not because it's neat: the only dressing room is a pit, the seats look like they came from yard sales and no amount of paint could hide the holes in the ceiling of the former picture-frame shop on Manhattan's West Side.

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  • Playing with the Jive Cats was not enough to make a living in the early days, so Diddley found jobs where he could: at a grocery store, a picture-frame factory, a blacktop company.

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