Metallurgy. a device formerly used for inducing a blast of air upon the hearth of a forge by means of a current of falling water.
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How to use trompe in a sentence
The latter is a customary trompe l’oeil subject, but pairing it with pink and orange yarn changes the game.In the galleries: Immersive exhibit explores a wonderland in blue | Mark Jenkins | January 22, 2021 | Washington Post
Kirwin is toying with the viewer’s perception, but also with the trompe l’oeil tradition.In the galleries: Immersive exhibit explores a wonderland in blue | Mark Jenkins | January 22, 2021 | Washington Post
It's not trompe-l'oeil for its own sake, but in order to make an imaginary, and otherwise impossible, intervention into nature.
Though the project reads like an editorial fashion shoot, it is a complete trompe l'oeil, composed in a virtual reality.
The Snowball is an English version of Oscar, ou le mari qui trompe sa femme.The English Stage | Augustin Filon
trompe, tromp, n. the apparatus by which the blast is produced in the Catalan forge.
If we can catch trompe-la-Mort, and take possession of his funds, we should strike at the root of this evil.Father Goriot | Honore de Balzac
Down yonder they will all turn themselves inside out to help their general—their good trompe-la-Mort—to get clear away.Father Goriot | Honore de Balzac
Le bruit est pour le fat, la plainte est pour le sot; L'honnete homme trompe'; s'e'loigne, et ne dit mot.The Woman-Hater | Charles Reade
British Dictionary definitions for trompe
an apparatus for supplying the blast of air in a forge, consisting of a thin column down which water falls, drawing in air through side openings
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