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fretwork

1. decorative geometrical carving or openwork
2. any similar pattern of light and dark

Fretwork

A rectangular motif used in early Greek border ornament or pattern, rarely as an isolated ornamental device: an angular counterpart of the spiral or wave.

fretwork

fret patterns
Ornamental openwork or interlaced work in relief, esp. when elaborate and minute in its parts, and of patterns of contrasting light and dark.
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They employed all forms of embellishment including glazed tiling, stone mosaic and inlay works, fresco/mural paintings and stone fretwork for aesthetically appealing surfaces of their magnificent architecture (Nath, 1976 andRehman, 2011).
Walking in the grounds of the majestic Oloffson hotel, the "jewel in the crown" as he describes it, Julien explains how the fretwork on some of the houses is thought to represent traditional v andeacute;v andeacute; patterns used in the practice of voodoo.
Ornate embellishments, leaded windows, gables, dormers, fretwork barge boards and decorative chimney stacks became the "must have" facade for fashionable country or parkland homes in a Regency era fond of wallowing in picturesque rural romanticism.
He also developed skills in carpentry, fretwork and wood-turning, the crafted objects he created being generously distributed among family members and friends.
Nick Mercer's piercing vocal is reminiscent of Lee Mavers' spine-tingling delivery and Scott Duncan's guitar wizardry is very much a nod towards the striking indie-pop fretwork of the Smiths' visionary veteran Johnny Marr.
Then he started doing scroll-saw fretwork, an ornamental pattern of small, straight wooden bars intersecting each other to form a design.
His ability at presenting a horse at a fence was perfectly illustrated aboard Theatre Diva for his boss Venetia Williams at Exeter on Wednesday, and he'd previously impressed when getting the maximum out of Fretwork to win a tight finish at Huntingdon.
Here's hoping future releases include half as many songs with twice as much fretwork.
Foulard was fashioned after patterned silk, while Fretwork was inspired by the ornate carvings found in the gates and walls of Spain's Alhambra.
Peter Eisenman's Denkmal fur die ermordeten Juden Europas (Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe), inaugurated on May 10, 2005, disrupts the seamlessness of this historicizing project and the intellectual fretwork that subtends it, a point made clear by the two names by which the project is known--the official designation, Denkmal (memorial), and the title commonly used by the public, Mahnmal (warning).
Victorian details such as lap siding, fish scale pediments, fretwork, and corbels read as authentic, but windows break tradition with their larger size.
The most important of these interstitial spaces are the gallery vestibules, which are emphasised by lace-like fretwork ceilings.