Venetian chalk
Venetian Ve*ne"tian, a. [Cf. It. Veneziano, L. Venetianus.] Of or pertaining to Venice in Italy. [1913 Webster]

{Venetian blind}, a blind for windows, doors, etc., made of thin slats, either fixed at a certain angle in the shutter, or movable, and in the latter case so disposed as to overlap each other when close, and to show a series of open spaces for the admission of air and light when in other positions.

{Venetian carpet}, an inexpensive carpet, used for passages and stairs, having a woolen warp which conceals the weft; the pattern is therefore commonly made up of simple stripes.

{Venetian chalk}, a white compact or steatite, used for marking on cloth, etc.

{Venetian door} (Arch.), a door having long, narrow windows or panes of glass on the sides.

{Venetian glass}, a kind of glass made by the Venetians, for decorative purposes, by the combination of pieces of glass of different colors fused together and wrought into various ornamental patterns.

{Venetian red}, a brownish red color, prepared from sulphate of iron; -- called also {scarlet ocher}.

{Venetian soap}. See {Castile soap}, under {Soap}.

{Venetian sumac} (Bot.), a South European tree ({Rhus Cotinus}) which yields the yellow dyewood called fustet; -- also called {smoke tree}.

{Venetian window} (Arch.), a window consisting of a main window with an arched head, having on each side a long and narrow window with a square head. [1913 Webster]


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  • venetian chalk — noun Usage: usually capitalized V : a white compact talc or steatite used especially for marking on cloth …   Useful english dictionary

  • Venetian — Ve*ne tian, a. [Cf. It. Veneziano, L. Venetianus.] Of or pertaining to Venice in Italy. [1913 Webster] {Venetian blind}, a blind for windows, doors, etc., made of thin slats, either fixed at a certain angle in the shutter, or movable, and in the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Venetian blind — Venetian Ve*ne tian, a. [Cf. It. Veneziano, L. Venetianus.] Of or pertaining to Venice in Italy. [1913 Webster] {Venetian blind}, a blind for windows, doors, etc., made of thin slats, either fixed at a certain angle in the shutter, or movable,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Venetian carpet — Venetian Ve*ne tian, a. [Cf. It. Veneziano, L. Venetianus.] Of or pertaining to Venice in Italy. [1913 Webster] {Venetian blind}, a blind for windows, doors, etc., made of thin slats, either fixed at a certain angle in the shutter, or movable,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Venetian door — Venetian Ve*ne tian, a. [Cf. It. Veneziano, L. Venetianus.] Of or pertaining to Venice in Italy. [1913 Webster] {Venetian blind}, a blind for windows, doors, etc., made of thin slats, either fixed at a certain angle in the shutter, or movable,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Venetian glass — Venetian Ve*ne tian, a. [Cf. It. Veneziano, L. Venetianus.] Of or pertaining to Venice in Italy. [1913 Webster] {Venetian blind}, a blind for windows, doors, etc., made of thin slats, either fixed at a certain angle in the shutter, or movable,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Venetian red — Venetian Ve*ne tian, a. [Cf. It. Veneziano, L. Venetianus.] Of or pertaining to Venice in Italy. [1913 Webster] {Venetian blind}, a blind for windows, doors, etc., made of thin slats, either fixed at a certain angle in the shutter, or movable,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Venetian soap — Venetian Ve*ne tian, a. [Cf. It. Veneziano, L. Venetianus.] Of or pertaining to Venice in Italy. [1913 Webster] {Venetian blind}, a blind for windows, doors, etc., made of thin slats, either fixed at a certain angle in the shutter, or movable,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Venetian sumac — Venetian Ve*ne tian, a. [Cf. It. Veneziano, L. Venetianus.] Of or pertaining to Venice in Italy. [1913 Webster] {Venetian blind}, a blind for windows, doors, etc., made of thin slats, either fixed at a certain angle in the shutter, or movable,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Venetian window — Venetian Ve*ne tian, a. [Cf. It. Veneziano, L. Venetianus.] Of or pertaining to Venice in Italy. [1913 Webster] {Venetian blind}, a blind for windows, doors, etc., made of thin slats, either fixed at a certain angle in the shutter, or movable,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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