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Egg-and-dart   /ɛg-ənd-dɑrt/   Listen

A decorative molding; a series of egg-shaped figures alternating with another shape.  Synonyms: egg-and-anchor, egg-and-tongue.

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... however, may be resolved into its parts, and the individual details may be interesting in themselves. Thus into decorative patterns are introduced elements of meaning which attach themselves to the world and experience external to the artist. Many ornamental motives, like the zigzag and the egg-and-dart, for example, had originally a symbolic value. Sometimes they are drawn from primitive structures and fabrics, as the checker-board pattern, with its likeness to the plaitings of rush mattings, and the volute and spiral ornaments, which recall the curves and involutions of wattle and wicker ...
— The Gate of Appreciation - Studies in the Relation of Art to Life • Carleton Noyes

Words linked to "Egg-and-dart" :   moulding, egg-and-tongue, egg-and-anchor, molding

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