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toreutics

[tuh-roo-tiks] /təˈru tɪks/
noun, (used with a singular verb)
1.
the art or technique of decorating metal or other material, especially by embossing or chasing.
Origin of toreutics
1655-1665
First recorded in 1655-65; See origin at toreutic, -ics
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British Dictionary definitions for toreutics

toreutics

/təˈruːtɪks/
noun
1.
(functioning as singular or pl) the art of making detailed ornamental reliefs, esp in metal, by embossing and chasing
Derived Forms
toreutic, adjective
Word Origin
C19: from Greek toreutikos concerning work in relief, from toreuein to bore through, from toreus tool for boring
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