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half relief

noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Some of the blades are watered, others chased in half relief with hunting-scenes—some serrated, others flamboyant.

  • The match fell from papa's fingers, and he looked up at me with an expression that was half bewilderment, half relief.

    We Ten Lyda Farrington Kraus
  • A very celebrated curiosity is the large urn or vase of blue glass, with figures carved on it in half relief, in white.

  • She started a little and gave him a look, half wonder, half relief, and then fell to twisting the fringe of her poor shawl again.

  • Dalaber felt the thrill of what was half relief, half fear, run through him; but his glance did not quail.

    For the Faith Evelyn Everett-Green
  • They are in half relief; and, so far as we could decipher them, they seemed to be Toltec rather than Aztec.

    Aztec Land Maturin M. Ballou
  • And the long sigh he had heaved, hearing of reprieve, had been only half relief.

    Five Tales John Galsworthy
  • These medallions are mounted by flattening the subject considerably so it is in little more than half relief.

  • The head of a fox or wildcat in half relief put on top, over the feet will give a finish to it.

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