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fore-edge painting

[ fawr-ej, fohr- ]
/ ˈfɔrˌɛdʒ, ˈfoʊr- /

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.

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Nearby words

fore-and-aft sail, fore-and-aft topsail, fore-and-after, fore-check, fore-edge, fore-edge painting, fore-topgallant, fore-topgallant mast, fore-topmast, fore-topsail, forearm

Origin of fore-edge painting

First recorded in 1910–15
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019