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- adjective decorated or inlaid with a wavy pattern of different (especially precious) metals; -- of metallic objects.
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decoratedwith wavy patterns of inlayor etching
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I could see the firelight dancing on the damascened blade.
Sick Cycle Carousel 2010
Embossed and gold and silver damascened steel, brass, leather
A Turkish chain-mail shirt with plates bearing gold-damascened invocations in Arabic protected Czar Alexei Mikhailovich during Russia's war with Poland (1654-1656).
These extraordinary men, clad in armor damascened by their vices, these intellects environed by cold and brilliant analysis, seemed so far greater in his eyes than the grave and earnest members of the brotherhood.
An old brass clock, inlaid with arabesques, adorned the mantel of the ill-cut white stone chimney-piece, above which was a greenish mirror, whose edges, bevelled to show the thickness of the glass, reflected a thread of light the whole length of a gothic frame in damascened steel-work.
Eug�nie Grandet 2007
An Iranian-born Jew, he also collects Japanese art of the Meiji period, Indian and Swedish textiles, Spanish damascened metalwork and Russian enamels.
London's Billionaires Paul Maidment 2006
An Iranian-born Jew, also collects Japanese art of the Meiji period, Indian and Swedish textiles, Spanish damascened metalwork and Russian enamels.
In Pictures: The U.K.'s Billionaires Paul Maidment 2006
The Sultan has a “godown” containing great treasures, concerning which he leads an anxious life — hoards of diamonds and rubies, and priceless damascened krises, with scabbards of pure gold wrought into marvelous devices and incrusted with precious stones.
The Golden Chersonese and the way thither Isabella Lucy 2004
The wrinkled water was like armor damascened and polished.
Main Street 2004
The grey shone in the spring sunlight like the blade of a damascened sword.
The Falcons of Montabard Chadwick, Elizabeth 2004
chained_bear commented on the word damascened
"I could see the firelight dancing on the damascened blade. While his pistols were no more than the customary horn-handled 'dags' worn by most of the men, both broadsword and claymore were something special."
—Diana Gabaldon, Outlander (NY: Delacorte Press, 1991), 336
January 2, 2010