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damascene


  • n  a native or inhabitant of Damascus
  • n  a design produced by inlaying gold or silver into steel
  • v  inlay metal with gold and silver
  • a  of or relating to or characteristic of Damascus or its people
    damascene city gates
  • s  (of metals) decorated or inlaid with a wavy pattern of different (especially precious) metals
    a damascened sword

  • 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 .
  • 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 & Articles

  • 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 ...
    July 10, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News
Quotes

  • Conrad Black in Forbes
    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."
  • Mimar Sinan in Day Press News
    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.
  • Zulfikar Ali Bhutto in The News - International
    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...

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