from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An apparatus in which water falling through a perforated pipe entrains air into and down the pipe to produce an air blast for a furnace or forge.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A trumpet; a trump.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as horn, 4 and .
  • n. The apparatus by which the blast is produced in the Catalan forge.


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

French, from Old French, trumpet; see trump2.


  • This group of paintings are very specific to San Francisco and SFMOMA, but there are some common themes that recur, such as shifting perspective lines, the edges of the wood beveled panels that are hand-painted in trompe l'oeil over the surface of the paintings, hand-painted abstractions which she refers to as "captions," intense optical patterning, as well as directional motifs such as arrows.

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  • She also has trompe l'oeil are you now also suspecting that I love not just the thing signified by the word trompe l'oeil, but the word itself? book wallpaper, but I don't actually need that:

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  • Christophe Koziel calls his trompe l'oeil creations -- which also include photographs of antique furniture and accessories for the grown-ups -- "trompe l'oeil, revisited."


  • The first American furnaces were blown by the ordinary leather bellows, or by a contrivance they had which was called a "blowing tub," or by a very ancient machine known as a _ "trompe" _ in which water running through a wooden pipe was very ingeniously made to furnish air to a furnace.

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  • Trained as both a designer and a painter, Braque was a master at trompe l'oeil —more adept than Picasso at creating decorative, illusionistic Cubist conundrums.

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  • Paul Getty Museum resurrects Ronald Davis, an artist hailed in the 1960s for adding trompe l'oeil twists to his geometric abstracts like "Vector," , while the Otis College of Art and Design focuses on L.A.'s early feminist artists, like Judy Chicago.

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  • Instead, they designed their trompe l'oeil work from photos they showed off on an iPad.

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  • The smiling faces as they peep out from behind the trompe l'oeil shutters knowing they are playing a joke ...

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