guilloche

[gi-lohsh]
noun
an ornamental pattern or border, as in architecture, consisting of paired ribbons or lines flowing in interlaced curves around a series of circular voids.

Origin:
1855–60; < French: graining tool < ?

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guilloche (ɡɪˈlɒʃ)
 
n
an ornamental band or border with a repeating pattern of two or more interwoven wavy lines, as in architecture
 
[C19: from French: tool used in ornamental work, perhaps from Guillaume William]

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The license will be printed on a colored guilloche patterned background.
The mantel's cornice-shelf itself is enriched with fretwork and guilloche moldings.
It has a rectangular opening framed by a molded architrave with an applied guilloche band.
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