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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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Examples

  • 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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