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Vermiculation [from Lat. vermis: ‘worm’]locked

  • Gordon Campbell

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Ornament consisting of random grooves that resemble worm tracks. In architecture the term is used of stonework; in metalwork and enamel it denotes a type of background ornament. When used on porcelain at Sèvres it was known as vermiculé.

See also underMasonry, §II.

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