Damaskeening

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Damaskeening the watered or striated structure seen in certain sword-blades and other weapons: the ornamental incrustation with gold and silver of steel and iron surfaces
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Etymology

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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