Vandyke cape
Vandyke Van*dyke" (v[a^]n*d[imac]k"), a. Of or pertaining to the style of Vandyke the painter; used or represented by Vandyke. ``His Vandyke dress.'' --Macaulay. [Written also {Vandyck}.] [1913 Webster]

{Vandyke brown} (Paint.), a pigment of a deep semitransparent brown color, supposed to be the color used by Vandyke in his pictures.

{Vandyke collar} or {Vandyke cape}, a broad collar or cape of linen and lace with a deep pointed or scalloped edge, worn lying on the shoulders; -- so called from its appearance in pictures by Vandyke.

{Vandyke edge}, an edge having ornamental triangular points. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Vandyke cape — Vandyke collar or Vandyke cape, a wide collar or shoulder covering with a lace or linen border having deep points indenting the edge …   Useful english dictionary

  • Vandyke — Van*dyke (v[a^]n*d[imac]k ), a. Of or pertaining to the style of Vandyke the painter; used or represented by Vandyke. His Vandyke dress. Macaulay. [Written also {Vandyck}.] [1913 Webster] {Vandyke brown} (Paint.), a pigment of a deep… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vandyke brown — Vandyke Van*dyke (v[a^]n*d[imac]k ), a. Of or pertaining to the style of Vandyke the painter; used or represented by Vandyke. His Vandyke dress. Macaulay. [Written also {Vandyck}.] [1913 Webster] {Vandyke brown} (Paint.), a pigment of a deep… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vandyke collar — Vandyke Van*dyke (v[a^]n*d[imac]k ), a. Of or pertaining to the style of Vandyke the painter; used or represented by Vandyke. His Vandyke dress. Macaulay. [Written also {Vandyck}.] [1913 Webster] {Vandyke brown} (Paint.), a pigment of a deep… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vandyke edge — Vandyke Van*dyke (v[a^]n*d[imac]k ), a. Of or pertaining to the style of Vandyke the painter; used or represented by Vandyke. His Vandyke dress. Macaulay. [Written also {Vandyck}.] [1913 Webster] {Vandyke brown} (Paint.), a pigment of a deep… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vandyke collar — a wide collar of lace and linen with the edge formed into scallops or deep points. Also, vandyke collar. Also called Vandyke, vandyke. * * * Vandyke collar or Vandyke cape, a wide collar or shoulder covering with a lace or linen border having… …   Useful english dictionary

  • cape — [n1] promontory into water arm, beak, bill, chersonese, finger, foreland, head, headland, jetty, jutty, mole, naze, neck, ness, peninsula, point, tongue; concepts 509,514 cape [n2] sleeveless coat bertha, capote, cardinal, cloak, cope, dolman,… …   New thesaurus

  • Vandyke — n. & adj. n. 1 each of a series of large points forming a border to lace or cloth etc. 2 a cape or collar etc. with these. adj. (Vandyke) in the style of dress, esp. with pointed borders, common in portraits by Van Dyck. Phrases and idioms:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • vandyke — n. & adj. n. 1 each of a series of large points forming a border to lace or cloth etc. 2 a cape or collar etc. with these. adj. (Vandyke) in the style of dress, esp. with pointed borders, common in portraits by Van Dyck. Phrases and idioms:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Vandyck — Vandyke Van*dyke (v[a^]n*d[imac]k ), a. Of or pertaining to the style of Vandyke the painter; used or represented by Vandyke. His Vandyke dress. Macaulay. [Written also {Vandyck}.] [1913 Webster] {Vandyke brown} (Paint.), a pigment of a deep… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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