Cloisonn'e

Cloisonn\'e

Cloi`son*n['e]\, a. [F., partitioned, fr. cloison a partition.] Inlaid between partitions: -- said of enamel when the lines which divide the different patches of fields are composed of a kind of metal wire secured to the ground; as distinguished from champlev['e] enamel, in which the ground is engraved or scooped out to receive the enamel. --S. Wells Williams.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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