Cul-de-lampe

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Cul-de-lampe an ornamental design used in filling up blank spaces in a book
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. cul, bottom—L. culus; Fr. four, furnace, lampe, lamp, sac, sack.

Usage

In literature:

Trois petits drames pour marionettes, et culs-de-lampe par Georges Minne.
"Life and Writings of Maurice Maeterlinck" by Jethro Bithell
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