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white-ground

[ hwahyt-ground, wahyt- ]

adjective

  1. pertaining to or designating a style of vase painting developed in Greece from the 6th to the 4th centuries b.c., characterized chiefly by a white background of slip onto which were painted polychromatic figures.


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Next appeared the inner markings, as we see in ancient vases, on a white ground.

That of the floating batteries was a white ground with the same "Appeal to Heaven" upon it.

The exterior part of the shield has a white ground, while the interior or center has a blue ground.

The sign-board of the Black Bull, with red eyes on its dingy white ground, was just visible.

A beautiful pink and white ground orchid (Calanthe) was plentiful.

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