• WordNet 3.6
    • adj damascene (of metals) decorated or inlaid with a wavy pattern of different (especially precious) metals "a damascened sword"
    • adj damascene of or relating to or characteristic of Damascus or its people "damascene city gates"
    • v damascene inlay metal with gold and silver
    • n damascene a design produced by inlaying gold or silver into steel
    • n Damascene a native or inhabitant of Damascus
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Damascene A kind of plum, now called damson. See Damson.
    • a Damascene Of or relating to Damascus.
    • v. t Damascene Same as Damask, or Damaskeen v. t. "Damascened armor.""Cast and damascened steel."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • damascene Of or pertaining to the city of Damascus, anciently and still the capital of Syria, and under the Ommiad califs capital of the Mohammedan empire, long celebrated for its works in steel. See damascus.
    • damascene [lowercase] Of or pertaining to the art of damaskeening, or to something made by that process.
    • damascene The style of work displayed in the artistic watered-steel blades for which the city of Damascus is celebrated. The variegated color of these blades is due to the crystallization of cast-steel highly charged with carbon, an effect produced by a careful process of cooling. The phrase is also applied to ornaments slightly etched on a steel surface, and also to other surfaces of similar appearance, as, for example, to an etched surface of metallic iron.
    • n damascene An inhabitant or a native of the city of Damascus.
    • n damascene [L. Damascena, ⟨ Gr. Δαμασκηνή, the region about Damascus, prop. fem. of the adj.] The district in which Damascus is situated.
    • n damascene [lowercase] Same as damson.
    • damascene Same as damaskeen.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Damascene da′mas-ēn of Damascus
    • v.t Damascene same as Damaskeen
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. Damascenus, of Damascus, fr. Damascus, the city, Gr. Damasko`s. See Damask, and cf. Damaskeen Damaskin Damson


In literature:

The wrinkled water was like armor damascened and polished.
"Main Street" by Sinclair Lewis
The Damascenes are the ugliest, wickedest looking villains we have seen.
"The Innocents Abroad" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
They wore feathers in their helmets, and the armour was of fine quality, and often richly damascened, or inlaid with gold.
"The Lion of the North" by G.A. Henty
There is much variety in the blades, handles and sheaths of those weapons, real native damascene blades costing considerable sums.
"Across the Equator" by Thomas H. Reid
COUCHED OUTLINE WORK; only an occasional detail worked solid; suggests damascening.
"Art in Needlework" by Lewis F. Day
His strangely patterned back was almost black, yet brilliant, like some kinds of damascened steel.
"The Haunters of the Silences" by Charles G. D. Roberts
Slowly General Prince slid the sabre from the scabbard, and bent forward, studying an inscription upon the damascened steel itself.
"The Tempering" by Charles Neville Buck
From head to foot he was covered with armor damascened in gold.
"The Pocket Bible or Christian the Printer" by Eugène Sue
Johnnie's three or four damascened daggers were rubbed bright with hog's lard and sand.
"House of Torment" by Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
In a prolific season a single tree of the Damascene or Worcester damson will yield from 400 to 500 lb.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 3" by Various
His neighbor was a Damascene, and two or three others sat about two who were employed in the center of this racial miscellany.
"Saul of Tarsus" by Elizabeth Miller
The Damascene, however, still retains his skill as a craftsman and tiller of the soil.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 9" by Various
Hissar was long famous for its damascened swords and its silk goods.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 5" by Various
If ever the King of England chanced to be ill, Saladin sent him presents of Damascene pears, peaches, and other fruits.
"Heroines of the Crusades" by C. A. Bloss
Damascene work is of great interest.
"Principles of Decorative Design" by Christopher Dresser
It was a blown glass goblet damascened with gold.
"A Prince of Dreamers" by Flora Annie Steel
A silk mitre of damascene work and a red hood followed.
"Curiosities of Christian History" by Croake James
The inlaying of gold wire in iron or steel is known as Damascening (q.v.).
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 5" by Various
In some cases the bronze is decorated with an inlay of silver damascening.
"Surgical Instruments in Greek and Roman Times" by John Stewart Milne
This was John of Damascus, otherwise known as S. John Damascene, the last of the Fathers of the Greek Church.
"Constantinople" by William Holden Hutton

In science:

The test key consists of a low-k film backed by a Cu grid with >50% metal pattern density and <0.25 μm pitch, which is fully compatible with the existing dual-damascene interconnect manufacturing processes.
Noncontact electrical metrology of Cu/low-k interconnect for semiconductor production wafers
The metrology should be non-destructive, noncontaminating, and provide real time data collection and analysis on a test key that is compatible with the existing damascene process.
Noncontact electrical metrology of Cu/low-k interconnect for semiconductor production wafers
III. SAMPLE DESCRIPTION To experimentally validate the proposed test vehicle design and calibration approach two sets of test vehicles were fabricated on a 300 mm wafer using a single damascene scheme.
Near-field scanning microwave microscope for interline capacitance characterization of nanoelectronics interconnect