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basse-taille

[bahs-tah-yuh] /bɑsˈtɑ yə/
adjective
1.
of or relating to an enameling technique in which transparent enamels are fused over a background carved in low relief, or to a piece, as of jewelry, so enameled.
Origin of basse-taille
1895-1900
1895-1900; < French, equivalent to basse low (see base2) + taille cutting (see tail2)
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