Damaskeen

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Damaskeen To decorate, as iron, steel, etc., with a peculiar marking or “water” produced in the process of manufacture, or with designs produced by inlaying or incrusting with another metal, as silver or gold, or by etching, etc., to damask. "Damaskeening is is partly mosaic work, partly engraving, and partly carving."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • damaskeen To ornament (metal, as steel), by inlaying or otherwise, in such a way as to produce an effect compared (originally) with that of damask; ornament with flowers or patterns on the surface; damask.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Damaskeen to decorate metal (esp. steel) by inlaying or encrusting on it patterns like damask in other metals: to ornament with flowery patterns, to damask
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. damaschinare,. See Damascene (v.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
From Damascus, in Syria, where damask was orig. made.

Usage

In literature:

The movement is beautifully jeweled and damaskeened throughout.
"Golden Days for Boys and Girls" by Various
In a corner glittered the ornamented breastplate of a suit of damaskeened armor of Milan.
"Humorous Ghost Stories" by Dorothy Scarborough
The blade was beautifully damaskeened, the hilt bejewelled.
"The Making of a Saint" by William Somerset Maugham
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