Gradine
Gradine Gra*dine", n. [F. gradine.] A toothed chised by sculptors. [1913 Webster]

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  • gradine — ● gradine nom féminin (italien gradina, de grado, marche d escalier) Nom générique de divers ciseaux dentelés du tailleur de pierre et du sculpteur. ⇒GRADINE, subst. fém. CÉRAM., SCULPT. Ciseau dont le tranchant dentelé sert à éliminer les bosses …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • gradine — [grā′dingrā dēn′, grā′dēn΄] n. 〚Fr < It gradino, dim. of grado < L gradus: see GRADE〛 1. one of a series of steps or seats arranged in tiers 2. a shelf at the back of an altar, as for candlesticks: Also …   Universalium

  • gradine — [grā′dingrā dēn′, grā′dēn΄] n. [Fr < It gradino, dim. of grado < L gradus: see GRADE] 1. one of a series of steps or seats arranged in tiers 2. a shelf at the back of an altar, as for candlesticks: Also gradin [grā′din] …   English World dictionary

  • Gradine — Gradines La gradine est un outil utilisé pour la taille de la pierre. C est un ciseau très effilé, muni de trois à six dents. Il sert à dégrossir les parements en pierre ferme telle que le marbre. La gradine à point d orge est une gradine munie… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Gradine — Gradin Gra din, Gradine Gra*dine ,n. [F. gradin, dim. of grade. See {Grade}.] (Arch.) Any member like a step, as the raised back of an altar or the like; a set raised over another. The gradines of the amphitheeater. Layard. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gradine — noun A toothed chisel used by sculptors …   Wiktionary

  • gradine — (gra di n ) s. f. Ciseau très affilé et dentelé, dont se servent les sculpteurs en marbre.    Instrument du potier qui lui sert à achever les pièces moulées …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Gradine —    A name sometimes given to the shelf at the back of the Altar and attached to the wall or reredos, upon which are placed the candlesticks, flowers and other ornaments. There may be two or more such shelves …   American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • gradine — [grə di:n] (also gradin greɪdɪn) noun archaic a low step or ledge, especially one at the back of an altar. Origin C19: from Ital. gradino, dimin. of grado step …   English new terms dictionary

  • gradine — gra·dine …   English syllables

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