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plique-à-jour

[pleek-ah-zhoo r; French plee-ka-zhoor] /ˈplik ɑˈʒʊər; French pli kaˈʒur/
Fine Arts.
1.
an enameling technique in which unbacked wirework is filled with transparent enamel, resulting in a stained-glass effect.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; < French: literally, braid that lets in the daylight
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