noun Date: 1739 ornamentation characterized by scrolls; especially fancy designs in wood often made with a scroll saw

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • scrollwork — scroll•work [[t]ˈskroʊlˌwɜrk[/t]] n. 1) decorative work containing scroll forms 2) ornamental work cut out with a scroll saw • Etymology: 1730–40 …   From formal English to slang

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