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chrysography

[kri-sog-ruh-fee] /krɪˈsɒg rə fi/
noun
1.
the art of writing in ink made of powdered gold suspended in a small amount of glair or gum.
2.
the gold writing produced by this art.
Origin of chrysography
1850-1855
From the Greek word chrȳsographía, dating back to 1850-55. See chryso-, -graphy
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  • For chrysography, or gold-writing, the tint was nearly what we call crimson.

    Illuminated Manuscripts John W. Bradley
  • The progress had been from mere “cheirography” to calligraphy; now it was from calligraphy to chrysography and arguriography.

    Illuminated Manuscripts John W. Bradley

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