cameo


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engraving or carving in low relief on a stone (as in a brooch or ring)

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I found out before I came away that she wanted me to buy her some cameos, and I should be sorry for them not to be good--after their kind.
You seem not to care about cameos," said Will, seating himself at some distance from her, and observing her while she closed the cases.
My dear Lucy," he declared, "you are wonderful - a perfect cameo, a gem.
Raffles stood confronted by a dark and handsome woman whose profile, as I saw it first in the electric light, is cut like a cameo in my memory.
Books of engravings, drawers of medals, cameos, corals, shells, and every other family collection within his cabinets, had been prepared for his old friend, to while away the morning; and the kindness had perfectly answered.
As for the Count, he merely asked me, in the way of reply, if we moderns possessed any such microscopes as would enable us to cut cameos in the style of the Egyptians.
I had observed some newspaper comment at the time, but I was exceedingly preoccupied by that little affair of the Vatican cameos, and in my anxiety to oblige the Pope I lost touch with several interesting English cases.
that Henry should fade, away as reality emerged, and only her love for him should remain clear, stamped with his image like the cameos we rescue out of dreams.
and perhaps Birmingham); model gondolas from Venice; model villages from Switzerland; morsels of tesselated pavement from Herculaneum and Pompeii, like petrified minced veal; ashes out of tombs, and lava out of Vesuvius; Spanish fans, Spezzian straw hats, Moorish slippers, Tuscan hairpins, Carrara sculpture, Trastaverini scarves, Genoese velvets and filigree, Neapolitan coral, Roman cameos, Geneva jewellery, Arab lanterns, rosaries blest all round by the Pope himself, and an infinite variety of lumber.
Currently 25 UK growers produce some 1,380 tonnes of Cameo annually out of the EU's total of 7,879 tonnes.
He told us that, despite living in London, Cardiff was his second home and the first place he goes to unwind and enjoy wild nights on the town with Barrowman and Cameo co-owner, TV presenter Rhodri Williams, both of whom have homes here.
The holidays are the busiest season for Cameo, which has 30 acres of vineyards west of Lancaster.
We're all looking forward to the idea of Keith coming in and doing a cameo.
5cm) across, this superb piece set with gems in a gold frame with a repoussA and cast decoration, features cameo figures on the front and back.
Cheering from the sidelines will be his partner David Furnish, who recently watched the singer film another cameo for camp US sitcom Will & Grace.