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[bahr-jel-oh] /bɑrˈdʒɛl oʊ/
a straight stitch worked in a high and low relief pattern to form a variety of zigzag or oblique designs.
needlepoint work or a design done in such stitches, especially the traditional needlepoint created by a classic stitch (Florentine stitch) done in diagonal lines.
Origin of bargello
1920-25; allegedly after a set of chairs embroidered with such a stitch in the Bargello, a museum in Florence Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Another of the interesting buildings is the bargello, an important museum.

    Old Continental Towns Walter M. Gallichan
  • I went to the town and did some shopping and went over the bargello.

    Passing By Maurice Baring
  • You can imagine the way Leslie will go about Florence, his purse in his hand, asking the price of the bargello.

    The Lee Shore Rose Macaulay
  • He recalled to her that she was the next morning to visit the bargello.

    The Red Lily, Complete Anatole France
  • So our good "bargello" is liberated and graciously pardoned.

  • As he was going home, suddenly, just as he was passing the bargello, he stopped.

    Aaron's Rod D. H. Lawrence
  • The same tendencies are to be noted in the bronze putto at the bargello.

  • This is now in the bargello, having been replaced by a cast.

    Cathedral Cities of Italy William Wiehe Collins
  • Therefore Tito had felt easier when he knew that the Eight had gone to the bargello to order the instant erection of the scaffold.

    Romola George Eliot
  • The famous marble bust of a "Flower Girl" is in the bargello.

    The Century of Columbus James J. Walsh

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