Fumed oak
Fumed oak Fumed oak (Cabinetwork) Oak given a weathered appearance by exposure in an air-tight compartment to fumes of ammonia from uncorked cans, being first given a coat of filler. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • fumed oak — n. oak wood given a darker color and more distinct marking by exposure to ammonia fumes * * * …   Universalium

  • fumed oak — n. oak wood given a darker color and more distinct marking by exposure to ammonia fumes …   English World dictionary

  • fumed oak — noun oak given a weathered appearance by exposure to fumes of ammonia; used for cabinetwork (Freq. 2) • Hypernyms: ↑oak * * * noun Etymology: fumed from past participle of fume (II) : oak given a weathered appearance by exposure to fumes of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • fumed oak — noun oak that has been exposed to ammonia fumes to darken its color. ...against the lower half of a fumed oak newel post. from Thomas Pynchons Gravitys Rainbow (1973) …   Wiktionary

  • fumed — adjective (of wood) darkened or colored by exposure to ammonia fumes fumed oak • Similar to: ↑treated * * * /fyoohmd/, adj. darkened or colored by exposure to ammonia fumes, as oak and other wood. [1605 15; FUME + ED2] …   Useful english dictionary

  • fumed — /fyoohmd/, adj. darkened or colored by exposure to ammonia fumes, as oak and other wood. [1605 15; FUME + ED2] * * * …   Universalium

  • fumed — [[t]fyumd[/t]] adj. fur darkened or colored by exposure to ammonia fumes, as oak and other wood • Etymology: 1605–15 …   From formal English to slang

  • fumed — /fjumd/ (say fyoohmd) adjective darkened or coloured by exposure to ammonia fumes, as oak and other wood …   Australian English dictionary

  • weathered oak — noun 1. : fumed oak 2. : leafmold …   Useful english dictionary

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