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Fretwork meaning

fretwork - 1 dictionary results

  1. 1. Ornamental raised work.

fretwork - examples of usage

  1. His short woolly hair was white, and his chocolate- coloured skin, hard and tough like that of a rhinoceros, was covered with a fretwork of tiny wrinkles, such as one seldom sees on a European face. - "Impressions of South Africa", James Bryce.
  2. Every night, when the last train came from the city, she put a lighted candle in her front window, using always the candlestick of solid silver, covered with fretwork in intricate design. - "Lavender and Old Lace", Myrtle Reed.
  3. Then there was an old, worm- eaten chair, in which John of Gaunt had sat; and I remember that while Lady de Brantefield expressed her just indignation against the worms, for having dared to attack this precious relique, I, kneeling to the chair, admired the curious fretwork, the dusty honeycombs, which these invisible little workmen had excavated. - "Tales & Novels, Vol. IX [Contents: Harrington; Thoughts on Bores; Ormond]", Maria Edgeworth.
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