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Ajoure is a style of jewellery design similar to filigree, which leaves open spaces in the worked metal. Unlike filigree, the holes are usually cut from the metal rather than being incorporated during the process of construction. It is usually used in the making of gold jewellery, such as pendants and brooches. The result is reminiscent of the style of lace known as "ajour", hence the term.
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by Mary Gilliatt
AJouRE. A pattern of pierced holes in ceramics, wood, metal, and parchment lamp shades. The latter creates attractive spatters of light. ALCOVE CUPBOARD A seventeenth- and eighteenth-century cupboard often integrated into the paneling ...
by George Crabb
AJOURE' (Hen), a term for that part of the field, which, by the removal of an ordinary or part of it, is exposed to view. AIR or ATMOSPHERIC Am (Pneum), Gr, 1121', is an invisible, inodorous, insipid, ponderous, and elastic fluid, formerly ...
by Cyril M. Harris
a jour, ajoure ...
Dictionarium Britannicum Or a More Compleat Universal Etymological English Dictionary Than Any Extant (1736)
by Nathan Bailey, George Gordon, Thomas Lediard, Philip Miller
Ajoure' [in Heraldry ] signifies some Part of an Ordinary, that is so taken away that the Field appears ; it is a ...
by Gordon Campbell
by George Crabb
AJOURE ' (Hen) from the French jour, a day, or light; an epithet for that part of the field which, by the removal of an ordinary or part of it, is exposed to the view. AIR (Nat. ) ...
Universal Technological Dictionary, Or Familiar Explanation of the Terms Used in All Arts and Sciences, Containing Definitions Drawn from the Original Writers and Illustrated by Plates, Epigrams, Cuts, &c. by George Crabb (1833)
AJOURE' ( Hen) from the French jour, a day, or light; an epithet for that part of the field which, ...
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Scrabble value of A1J8O1U1R1E1
The value of this 6-letter word is 13 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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