from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In antiquity, an artist or artisan in metal.


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  • Canachus of Sicyon, who seems to have comprehended in himself all the various attainments in art which had been gradually developed in the schools of his native city -- carver in wood, sculptor, brass-cutter, and toreutes; by toreuticê+ being meant the whole art of statuary in metals, and in their combination with other materials.

    Greek Studies: a Series of Essays


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