from The Century Dictionary.

  • Earlier forms of filigree.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Archaic Filigree.


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  • Well, with all these giant virtues, you can find room and time in your heart and occupations for harbouring and exercising what those monkeys of pretensions, the French, invented and called les petites morales, which were to supply society with filigrain duties, in the room of all virtues, which they abolished on their road to the adoption of philosophy and atheism.

    The Letters of Horace Walpole, Earl of Orford — Volume 4 Horace Walpole 1757


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