filagree

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n filagree delicate and intricate ornamentation (usually in gold or silver or other fine twisted wire)
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Usage

In literature:

And, dear Margaret, the rimy trees were now all like pyramids of golden filagree, and lace, cobweb fine, in the red firelight.
"The Cloister and the Hearth" by Charles Reade
The color, not undecided in tone as other blond hair, sparkled to the light like a filagree of burnished gold.
"Beatrix" by Honore de Balzac
But Genoa's greatness has degenerated into an unostentatious commerce in velvets and silver filagree-work.
"The Innocents Abroad" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
But Genoa's greatness has degenerated into an unostentatious commerce in velvets and silver filagree-work.
"The Innocents Abroad, Part 2 of 6" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Their chief prize was the silver filagree ceiling of the Diwan-i-Khas.
"Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official" by William Sleeman
And others carried a coffee tray, upon which were cups of elegant filagree work.
"Jack Harkaway's Boy Tinker Among The Turks" by Bracebridge Hemyng
They were indeed the little leaden ones out of the dolls' house knife-basket of green and silver filagree.
"The Magic City" by Edith Nesbit
Gold thread work in spiral forms has very much the effect of filagree in gold wire.
"Art in Needlework" by Lewis F. Day
Fairies crust the stones with silver filagree-work dotted with diamonds.
"The Lightning Conductor Discovers America" by C. N. (Charles Norris) Williamson and A. M. (Alice Muriel) Williamson
His rifle was silver-mounted and his powder-horn was partly of silver filagree work.
"With Ethan Allen at Ticonderoga" by W. Bert Foster
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