damascene damascene

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a native or inhabitant of Damascus
  2. (n) a design produced by inlaying gold or silver into steel
  3. (v) inlay metal with gold and silver
  4. (adj) of or relating to or characteristic of Damascus or its people
  5. (adj) (of metals) decorated or inlaid with a wavy pattern of different (especially precious) metals

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. A thousand years ago, some earlier Moslem version of a Naguib and a Shishekly might have responded by rattling their damascene blades, leaping to Arab steeds and smiting the .
  2. The city, once capital of much of the Iberian peninsula, has several other tourist draws: one of the world's finest Gothic cathedrals, exquisite gold-inlaid damascene jewelry and .

News

  • Ramadan in Damascus more festive this year but prices soar

    (The name of the reporter has been withheld for security reasons) DAMASCUS (Reuters) - As Ramadan began, the mood in Damascus was more festive than a year ago, reflecting perhaps a greater sense of security as government troops make gains against the rebel insurgency. Many Damascenes have returned from abroad to spend the Muslim holy month with loved ones. Food shops were abuzz with shoppers and ...
    on July 10, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "We have a certain style that all these shareholders were aware of when they came in," Black said. "We should fine tune that style, not revolutionize it with a Damascene conversion to vows of poverty."
    on May 9, 2007 By: Conrad Black Source: Forbes

  2. "We have been working in mosaic for more than 100 years. Tourists from Morocco and Europe are attracted to this industry:Some Gulf tourists obtain the Damascene mosaic", said the Antique House shop keeper Samir Sinan.
    on Jun 17, 2010 By: Mimar Sinan Source: Day Press News

  3. Comparing Benazir to Nehru's daughter Indira Gandhi, Mr Bhutto wrote, "one thing you have in common: both of you are equally brave. Both of you are made of pure damascene steel. But where will your talent take you? Normally it should take you to the...
    on Jan 2, 2008 By: Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Source: The News - International

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