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WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a yellow pigment sometimes suspended in lacquer [syn: mosaic gold, stannic sulfide]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Mosaic Mo*sa"ic, a. Of or pertaining to the style of work called mosaic; formed by uniting pieces of different colors; variegated; tessellated; also, composed of various materials or ingredients. A very beautiful mosaic pavement. --Addison. Florentine mosaic. See under Florentine. Mosaic gold. (a) See Ormolu. (b) Stannic sulphide, SnS2, obtained as a yellow scaly crystalline powder, and used as a pigment in bronzing and gilding wood and metal work. It was called by the alchemists aurum musivum, or aurum mosaicum. Called also bronze powder. Mosaic work. See Mosaic, n.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Ormolu Or`mo*lu", n. [F. or moulu; or gold (L. aurum) + moulu, p. p. of moudre to grind, to mill, L. molere. See Aureate, and Mill.] A variety of brass made to resemble gold by the use of less zinc and more copper in its composition than ordinary brass contains. Its golden color is often heightened by means of lacquer of some sort, or by use of acids. Called also mosaic gold. Ormolu varnish, a varnish applied to metals, as brass, to give the appearance of gold.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Mosaic gold. See under Mosaic.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

Ormolu.



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