from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Ornamental work in silver in general; vessels, utensils, etc., made of silver.


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  • He picked a black cane off the floor, giving its fine silver-work a look.

    Stone of Tears

  • She gave a loud sniff and turned back to a tall standing mirror with finely made silver-work set in the legs.

    The Dragon Reborn

  • It had been rich and fine, the saddle inlaid with coloured leathers, the bridle ornamented with silver-work now dinted and soiled.

    The Devil's Novice

  • The great standard of the republic of Tlascala was richly ornamented with emeralds and silver-work.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 11, No. 27, June, 1873

  • The jewels, silver-work, vestments, and other articles belonging to the

    The Works of John Knox, Vol. 1 (of 6)

  • One massacre followed another -- that people which, according to some of its present champions, is mild and noble and misunderstood, with a particular aptitude for silver-work and embroidery -- Miss Edith Durham asks that this poor nation should not be robbed of its country, its one ewe-lamb, which they love intensely and which, to everyone's admiration, they defend with great heroism; one cannot expect her, the

    The Birth of Yugoslavia, Volume 1

  • It is an interesting fact that throughout North Albania almost all silver-work is by Christians, and the trade is hereditary in families.

    High Albania

  • _Mexican_ captives enslaved by Navaho, 82 coins used in Navaho silver-work, 77

    The North American Indian

  • But there was a strong local pride in his name and achievements, as the name and achievements of a first-rate fighting man, whose sword-handle held in its silver-work the letter

    The Black Colonel

  • In the arcade that faces on the street are native shops – tiny cells full of basket-work, wrought brass, laces, jewels; carvings in ivory, ebony, and tortoise-shell; India shawls and silks, Cingalese silver-work, and such small trinkets and souvenirs best calculated to lure the shy rupee from its lair in the traveller's pocket.

    In Seven Stages: A Flying Trip Around the World


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