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anaglyptic

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj anaglyptic related to anaglyphs or anaglyphy
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Anaglyptic Relating to the art of carving, enchasing, or embossing in low relief.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • anaglyptic Same as anaglyphic.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. anaglypticus, Gr., . See Anaglyph

Usage

In literature:

And so I let my hammers hang, and let my chisels rust, For I cannot do an anaglyptic ceroplastic bust.
"The Jingle Book" by Carolyn Wells
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In poetry:

There lived a wondrous sculptor once, a genius in his way,
Named Phidias Praxiteles Canova Merryday.
He sat within his studio and said, "I really must
Begin a Rhodian anaglyptic ceroplastic bust.
"Found Wanting" by Carolyn Wells
"Yet these my customers pass by, and ask with interest keen,
For things with long and tiresome names,--I don't know what they mean.
And so I let my hammers hang, and let my chisels rust,
For I cannot do an anaglyptic ceroplastic bust."
"Found Wanting" by Carolyn Wells