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  • It was a fine old room, lofty, and with large windows, ornamented on the ceiling with Italian scroll-work, and a flying goddess in the centre.

    The Claverings

  • But inside, it seemed nothing but whitewash, stencilled over with grey scroll-work decorations.

    The Plumed Serpent

  • It was considered by all good judges (the housekeeper told us) a wonderful piece of chasing in metal; and she especially pointed out the beauty of some scroll-work running round the inside of the pan, with Latin mottoes on it, signifying — I forget what.

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  • I felt not the slightest interest in the thing myself, but I looked close at the scroll-work to satisfy the housekeeper.

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  • Open cabinets, lacquered over gilded scroll-work, stood scattered about the mosaicked floor, displaying priceless jewels on velvet cushions.

    Conan The Unconquered

  • Most frequently the design was of scroll-work, worked with a fine black silk back-stitching or chain-stitch.

    Chats on Old Lace and Needlework

  • Any instrument having ornamentations on the back in the shape of purfled scroll-work is at once said to be by Paolo Maggini.

    The Violin Its Famous Makers and Their Imitators

  • Following the Grolier patterns, came another highly decorative style, by the French binders, which was notable for the very delicate gold tooling, covering the whole sides of the book with exquisite scroll-work, and branches of laurel.

    A Book for All Readers An Aid to the Collection, Use, and Preservation of Books and the Formation of Public and Private Libraries

  • One altar contained several sheets of mica and thin plates of copper out of which had been cut some designs in scroll-work which for symmetry and elegance of curve merit a high place; also heads of animals and a grotesque human profile, which are of less worth, but notable in the dearth heretofore of things of that sort among _relicta_ from the mounds.

    Lippincott's Magazine, November 1885

  • Below these again is a row of small pearls with an enamelled scroll-work set with diamonds between it and a third row of pearls; below which is a continuous row of small diamonds, forming the lower edge of the comb just above the gold teeth.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Volume 22. October, 1878.

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