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  • v  place so as to overlap
  • v  overlap
  • s  used especially of leaves or bracts; overlapping or layered as scales or shingles

  • There are some interesting precious objects: a massive torque of twisted gold, brooches and harness mounts ornamented with serpentine, imbricated motifs; some large and striking .
  • Among younger artists, the abstract impulse tends to be more plainly decorative, less ambitious: witness the elaborately imbricated patterns of Joyce Kozloff s Mad Russian .
  • Frankenthaler's forte has always been controlling space with color, vigilantly monitoring the exact recession of a blue or the jump of a yellow, the imbricated weight of a dark .

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