tracery

Part of speech: noun

Any delicate lace like pattern; scrollwork.

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Usage examples "tracery":

  1. A careful search would doubtless reveal many a fine piece of tracery in the cottages and buildings. - "A Cotswold Village", J. Arthur Gibbs.
  2. Helen and Dora had reached the north door, and were leaving the church, when they missed Elizabeth, and looking round, saw her sitting in one of the low pews, in the centre aisle, her face raised towards the flamboyant tracery of the east window. - "Abbeychurch or, Self-Control and Self-Conceit", Charlotte M. Yonge.
  3. When Captain Talbot returned, as the rays of the setting sun glanced high on the roofs and chimneys, little Humfrey stood peeping through the tracery of the balcony, watching for him, and shrieking with joy at the first glimpse of the sea- bird's feather in his cap. - "Unknown to History A Story of the Captivity of Mary of Scotland", Charlotte M. Yonge.