shellwork
noun Date: 1592 work adorned with shells or composed of a pattern of shells

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  • Shellwork — Shell work , n. Work composed of shells, or adorned with them. Cotgrave. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shellwork — /shel werrk /, n. decorative work composed of seashells: an elaborate picture frame decorated with shellwork. [1605 15; SHELL + WORK] * * * …   Universalium

  • shellwork — noun decoration made from patterns of shells …   Wiktionary

  • shellwork — noun ornamentation consisting of shells cemented on to a surface …   English new terms dictionary

  • shellwork — shell•work [[t]ˈʃɛlˌwɜrk[/t]] n. decorative work composed of seashells • Etymology: 1605–15 …   From formal English to slang

  • shellwork — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : work composed of a pattern of shells or adorned with shells …   Useful english dictionary

  • rocaille — /roh kuy /; Fr. /rddaw kah yeu/, n. Fine Arts. any of the fantastic ornamental, often asymmetrical, combinations characteristic of the Rococo period, consisting of rock, shell, and plant forms combined with artificial forms, esp C curves. [1855… …   Universalium

  • Rococo Style — • A discussion of this whimsical style, its origins and uses Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Rococo Style     Rococo Style     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • ro|co|co — «roh KOH koh, ROH KUHKOH», noun, adjective. –n. a style of architecture and decoration with elaborate ornamentation, combining such effects as shellwork, scrolls, and foliage. It grew out of the baroque in the 1600 s and reached its greatest… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Achelous — In Greek mythology, Achelous (English, pronEng|ækɨˈloʊəs; Greek: polytonic|Ἀχελῷος (Achelōos)) was the patron deity of the silver swirling [Hesiod, Theogony 337f.] Acheloos River, which is the largest river of Greece, and thus the chief of all… …   Wikipedia

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