What does the word filagree mean?

Usage examples for filagree

  1. 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 by Alice MacGowan
  2. 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 by Courtney Ryley Cooper