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fore-edge painting

[fawr-ej, fohr-]
noun
  1. 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.
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Origin of fore-edge painting

First recorded in 1910–15
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