fore-edge painting

[fawr-ej, fohr-]

noun

a technique of painting a picture on the fore edge of a book, often in such a manner that only when the pages are slightly fanned the picture is revealed.

Nearby words

  1. fore-and-aft sail,
  2. fore-and-aft topsail,
  3. fore-and-after,
  4. fore-check,
  5. fore-edge,
  6. fore-topgallant,
  7. fore-topgallant mast,
  8. fore-topmast,
  9. fore-topsail,
  10. forearm

Origin of fore-edge painting

First recorded in 1910–15

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