Filigreed

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Filigreed Adorned with filigree.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • filigreed Ornamented with filigree.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Filigreed ornamented with filigree
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Quotations

  • Louis-Ferdinand Celine
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    “Life is filigree work. What is written clearly is not worth much, it's the transparency that counts.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. filigrane—It. filigrana—L. filum, thread, granum, a grain.

Usage

In literature:

Those spindles are Persian, while the filigree is more Byzantine than anything else.
"The Best Short Stories of 1917" by Various
There were others that looked like filigree work.
"Three Boys in the Wild North Land" by Egerton Ryerson Young
Round her neck she wore a great gilt necklace, and on her wrists were splendid bracelets of Genoa filigree work.
"The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Vol. 1 (of 8)" by Guy de Maupassant
The ibex-horn hairpins are made with six or seven bands of filigree round them.
"Southern Arabia" by Theodore Bent
It was bound in brown leather, and had filigree brass corners and clasps studded with blue turquoises.
"'Me and Nobbles'" by Amy Le Feuvre
The edges were delicately frilled and resembled silver filigree.
"Over the Rocky Mountains to Alaska" by Charles Warren Stoddard
Oh, I'm tellin' the truth without any filigree, Dave.
"The Bishop of Cottontown" by John Trotwood Moore
Green, Anna Katherine; The Leavenworth Case, The Filigree Ball.
"Scouting For Girls, Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts" by Girl Scouts
On the lid is a cross in dark-blue enamel with surroundings of filigree.
"The Shores of the Adriatic" by F. Hamilton Jackson
That must be the filigree work we read about.
"Chicken Little Jane on the Big John" by Lily Munsell Ritchie
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In poetry:

His name and fame were on the door—
A most superior tomb indeed,
Much railed, and gilt, and filigreed;
He occupied the lower floor.
"His Soul" by Victor James Daley
A shimmering air the golden calm was weaving,
All filigree'd with dawn, that like a braid
Surmounted her pure brow, which still was hidden
Half in the shade.
"She Of The Garden" by Emile Verhaeren
Gently and very slowly swayed.
The wind a wordless rhapsody
Sings--and the shimm'ring air doth braid
An aureole of filigree
Round every disk with emerald laid.
"The Gardens" by Emile Verhaeren
Oh, fairy palace of pink and pearl
Frescoed with filigree silver-white,
Down in the silence beneath the sea
God by Himself must have fashioned thee
Just for His own delight!
"The Sea-Shell" by Virna Sheard
Pure blood, and noble blood, in the fine and rose-red veins;
Small, interspersed with jewels of white gold
Frail-filigreed among the rest;
Rose of the oldest races of princesses, Polynesian
Hibiscus.
"Hibiscus And Salvia Flowers" by D H Lawrence
The stars spin fine their filigree,
Can hidden spirits in it be?
There haunts me something awing…
You finer birch, you snow unstained,
You purer air,—a soul you've gained?
Who is it here now drawing
"A Meeting" by Bjornstjerne Bjornson

In news:

Viya Home's Jasmine Filigree Jaali brass wall hanging by Stephanie Odegard, 800-670-8836.
Filigree Belgian cotton-lace border by Samuel & Sons, 212-704-8000.
The G3 proves precision and accuracy in the surface processing of plastic and metal materials of all kinds, and applies filigree 3D engravings on small and lightweight metal parts.
Lattice filigree necklace, $98 at Ann Taylor, anntaylor.com.
Lattice filigree necklace , $98 at Ann Taylor, anntaylor.com.
For Spectrum Spools, Emeralds' John Elliott delivers more cosmic frippery and ultra-vivid analog filigree.
The card has filigrees and curlicues to counterbalance the crispness of the number and suit.
If so, you are lucky: now is the time to haul out your old beads, stone necklaces, cuff bracelets, outsize brooches and belts with filigree buckles.
The Vixen Appetizer Plate features a a leaping filigree reindeer .
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