Vermiculated work
Vermiculated Ver*mic"u*la`ted, a. Made or marked with irregular wavy lines or impressions; vermiculate. [1913 Webster]

{Vermiculated work}, or {Vermicular work} (Arch.), rustic work so wrought as to have the appearance of convoluted worms, or of having been eaten into by, or covered with tracks of, worms. --Gwilt. [1913 Webster]


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  • vermiculated work — ▪ architecture       in masonry, the carving or finishing of building stones with irregular grooves intended to resemble worm tracks. Vermiculation is one form of surface rustication, the intention of which is to create a decorative contrast… …   Universalium

  • vermiculated work — noun or vermicular work : stonework wrought to have the appearance of convoluted worms or of having been eaten into by or covered with tracks of worms …   Useful english dictionary

  • Vermiculated — Ver*mic u*la ted, a. Made or marked with irregular wavy lines or impressions; vermiculate. [1913 Webster] {Vermiculated work}, or {Vermicular work} (Arch.), rustic work so wrought as to have the appearance of convoluted worms, or of having been… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vermiculated — Vermiculate Ver*mic u*late, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Vermiculated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Vermiculating}.] [L. vermiculatus inlaid so as to resemble the tracks of worms, p. p. of vermiculari to be full of worms, vermiculus a little worm. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vermicular work — Vermiculated Ver*mic u*la ted, a. Made or marked with irregular wavy lines or impressions; vermiculate. [1913 Webster] {Vermiculated work}, or {Vermicular work} (Arch.), rustic work so wrought as to have the appearance of convoluted worms, or of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vermicular work — noun see vermiculated work …   Useful english dictionary

  • rustication — /rus ti kay sheuhn/, n. 1. Also called rustic work. Archit. any of various forms of ashlar so dressed and tooled that the visible faces are raised above or otherwise contrasted with the horizontal and usually the vertical joints. 2. the act of a… …   Universalium

  • vermiculate — vermiculation, n. v. /veuhr mik yeuh layt /; adj. /veuhr mik yeuh lit, layt /, v., vermiculated, vermiculating, adj. v.t. 1. to work or ornament with wavy lines or markings resembling the form or tracks of a worm. adj. Also, vermiculated /veuhr… …   Universalium

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  • vermiculate — verb (t) /vɜˈmɪkjəleɪt/ (say ver mikyuhlayt) (vermiculated, vermiculating) 1. to work or ornament with winding or wavy outlines or markings, resembling the tracks of worms. –adjective /vɜˈmɪkjələt/ (say ver mikyuhluht), / leɪt/ (say layt) 2. worm …   Australian English dictionary

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