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or strap-work

[strap-wurk] /ˈstræpˌwɜrk/
noun, Architecture.
a type of ornamentation imitating pierced and interlaced straps or bands, usually forming a geometric pattern. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • This attic is panelled, and on it stand obelisk-bearing pedestals, one above each column, and between them pediments of strapwork.

    Portuguese Architecture Walter Crum Watson
  • Just a little patch of strapwork in the middle of the waste.

    Mushroom Town Oliver Onions
  • We find acanthus ornament in wood and in metal, the strapwork of the Tudor carver on wood and on silver.

  • On the entablature, enriched with medallions and strapwork, is a frame supported by boys and containing the da Silva arms.

    Portuguese Architecture Walter Crum Watson
  • The jewel is bordered by strapwork à jour of opaque blue and white enamel set with table diamonds and rubies.

    Jewellery H. Clifford Smith,
  • A yet more usual plan with us was to make the strapwork in colour, as at Salisbury.

  • Most elaborate of all is the barrel vault, where each coffer is filled with round or square panels surrounded with strapwork.

    Portuguese Architecture Walter Crum Watson

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