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plique-à-jour

[pleek-ah-zhoo r; French plee-ka-zhoor]
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Fine Arts.
  1. an enameling technique in which unbacked wirework is filled with transparent enamel, resulting in a stained-glass effect.
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Origin of plique-à-jour

1875–80; < French: literally, braid that lets in the daylight
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