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scrollwork

[skrohl-wurk] /ˈskroʊlˌwɜrk/
noun
1.
decorative work in which scroll forms figure prominently.
2.
ornamental work cut out with a scroll saw.
Origin of scrollwork
1730-1740
1730-40; scroll + work
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Examples from the web for scrollwork
  • The wagon builders employed woodcarvers to decorate the exteriors with figures and scrollwork.
  • No scrollwork, lettering, or signature can appear on the design itself.
  • The pedimented gable of the portico feature embossed scrollwork and is underscored with brackets.
  • The frieze is also dark in the photo, while the scrollwork balustrade of the verandah is a light color.
  • It too has terra cotta coping, and decorative terra cotta scrollwork at its sides.
  • She said the geometric banding and galvanized iron scrollwork are important features of the building.
  • Decorative, wooden scrollwork ornaments each of the four gables.
British Dictionary definitions for scrollwork

scrollwork

/ˈskrəʊlˌwɜːk/
noun
1.
ornamental work in scroll-like patterns, esp when done with a scroll saw
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Word Origin and History for scrollwork
n.

1822, from scroll (n.) + work (n.).

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