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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In ceramics, decoration designed to hide a blemish in the glaze, or to add to the effect, or change the appearance of pieces of ware which have previously been decorated. Also sur-decoration.


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  • This over-decoration, while serving to boldly announce their presence on the battlefield, also doubled as funeral attire.

    Buzzine » Lords of the Samurai 2009

  • The outline softens under the illumination, and the feeling of over-decoration and broken lines is lost.

    An Art-Lovers Guide to the Exposition Sheldon Cheney

  • The old Norse poetry was attacked by an evil of a different sort, the malady of false wit and over-decoration.

    Epic and Romance Essays on Medieval Literature W. P. Ker

  • Stonehenge was intended as a protest against the extravagant ornament and over-decoration of the existing temples in Atlantis, where the debased worship of their own images was being carried on by the inhabitants.

    The Story of Atlantis and the Lost Lemuria W. Scott-Elliot

  • The charm of the home is no longer spoiled by over-decoration; a vase or two containing the flowers of the season offer the sole touch of festivity.

    Book of Etiquette, Volume 2 Lillian Eichler Watson

  • To my thinking, the outside of the cathedral is far more attractive than the inside, which suffers from over-decoration in the incongruous style peculiar to Continental churches.

    From a Terrace in Prague Lieut.-Col. B. Granville Baker

  • The bindings should harmonize with interiors, and due care taken against over-decoration of the covers.

    Book-Lovers, Bibliomaniacs and Book Clubs Henry H. Harper

  • The reaction against bare, bleak walls may not make it necessary to warn against over-decoration, but its undesirability should he recognized.

    Library Work with Children 1917

  • Then the background would change to brown with the same over-decoration.

    Moths of the Limberlost Gene Stratton-Porter 1893

  • Flemish burgher population of that period, but is so rich and elegant, especially its lofty and slender north spire, that its over-decoration is pardonable.

    A Text-Book of the History of Architecture Seventh Edition, revised 1890


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