Champlev'e Champ`le*v['e]", a. [F., p. p. of champlever to engrave. See 3d {Champ}, {Camp}, {Lever} a bar.] (Art) Having the ground engraved or cut out in the parts to be enameled; inlaid in depressions made in the ground; -- said of a kind of enamel work in which depressions made in the surface are filled with enamel pastes, which are afterward fired; also, designating the process of making such enamel work. -- n. A piece of champlev['e] enamel; also, the process or art of making such enamel work; champlev['e] work. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] ||

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  • Cloisonn'e — Cloi son*n[ e], a. [F., partitioned, fr. cloison a partition.] Inlaid between partitions: said of enamel when the lines which divide the different patches of fields are composed of a kind of metal wire secured to the ground; as distinguished from …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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