- Obsolete. relief2(defs 2, 3).
Origin of relievo
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Examples from the Web for relievo
I suppose in a minute you'll ask me to admit that prisoners'-base was relievo.Penguin Persons & Peppermints
Walter Prichard Eaton
On the east side the arms of Scotland, with a Cupid holding a thistle all in relievo.London in 1731
Don Manoel Gonzales
The relievo was his favourite performance, and very justly so.In the South Seas
Robert Louis Stevenson
The "Relievo dei Cavalli" at Alcamo offers no relief for you!
Of the relievo, the historical combat appeals to the passions; and, being historical, probably to the intellect.The Germ
- another name for relief (def. 9)
from Italian, literally: raised work
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