filagree

Part of speech: noun

Same as FILIGREE.

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Usage examples "filagree":

  1. I also presented the nurse with a brooch of gold filagree work, which I had brought home with me from Portugal, intending to give it to my mother. - "Lalage's Lovers 1911", George A. Birmingham.
  2. Flaming shields of crimson, bearing each its boss of filagree gold, the hosts of the red rose stood up bravely in the choking grass to which the insensate scythe blade had so often levelled them, and shouted to the girl of love and joy, and of youth which was the time for both. - "Judith of the Cumberlands", Alice MacGowan.
  3. Some one tossed to Fairchild a small piece of ore which had been taken from a car at the mouth of the mine; and even to his uninitiated eyes it was apparent,- the heavy lead, bearing in spots the thin filagree of white metal- and silver ore must be more than rich to make a showing in any kind of sample. - "The Cross-Cut", Courtney Ryley Cooper.