filigree

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Synonyms for filigree

Synonyms for filigree

delicate and intricate ornamentation (usually in gold or silver or other fine twisted wire)

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make filigree, as with a precious metal

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This hint was enough, Lucy recollected herself instantly and replied, "Indeed you are very much mistaken, Lady Middleton; I am only waiting to know whether you can make your party without me, or I should have been at my filigree already.
Were not the Hindoos wonderful people for filigree work, and carpets, and such things?
The trees grew so thickly and their foliage spread so widely that I could see nothing of the moon-light save that here and there the high branches made a tangled filigree against the starry sky.
She examined and appraised with much interest the diamond-tipped arrow which had been pinned on May's bosom at the conclusion of the match, remarking that in her day a filigree brooch would have been thought enough, but that there was no denying that Beaufort did things handsomely.
There should be a little filigree about a woman--something of the coquette.
Another and later writer says of it--"It is the most exquisite specimen of filigree work ever invented.