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Origin of ormolu
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How to use ormolu in a sentence
We should tell of the ormolu mounts of the little table, and how it really once belonged to Marie Antoinette.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
The tall bronze girandoles were Cupids supporting branches of flowers in ormolu to hold candles.
It is a good example of the best Empire work, and is mahogany ornamented with ormolu mounts in classic style.
They preferred the small clocks in ebony or alabaster casings with ormolu mounts.
I can see the rooms crusted with ormolu, the fauns foisted on the ceiling, the ripping rident goddesses on the walls.
British Dictionary definitions for ormolu
- a gold-coloured alloy of copper, tin, or zinc used to decorate furniture, mouldings, etc
- (as modifier)an ormolu clock