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  • n  a rude decoration inscribed on rocks or walls

  • To bathers driven from the surf by the floating filth, it was as if something precious -- their beach, their ocean -- had been wantonly destroyed, like a mindless graffito defacing .
  • Last spring, while Oliver Stone's rockudrama on Morrison's group the Doors was still in production, with Val Kilmer in the lead role, one possessive admirer etched this graffito .
  • In the British Museum, there is a 2,700-year-old graffito version scratched onto a limestone gateway to a palace in Khorsabad, once the capital of Assyria.
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  • Owners tackle city’s graffiti trouble
    We’ve all seen it. But the owners of buildings around the community have seen too much of it and have had to deal with getting rid of it. “It” is graffiti (or “graffito” as it says in the huge, 1934 dictionary in the Springfield News-Sun’s editorial department.) You know, those painted words and symbols that show up on various structures, sometimes in the oddest places. The practice is also ...
    Aug. 28, 2013 - Springfield News-Sun

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