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marbling,

in bookbinding, a process of coloring the sides, edges, or end papers of a book in a design that suggests the veins and mottles of marble. In tree marbling, as of tree calf bindings, the design suggests also the trunk and branches of a tree. In tree marbling, liquid colors are run over a surface bent to form a trough; the trunk of the tree is produced in the bottom of the trough. In other marbling, the colors are arranged on the surface of a liquid, and to this the surface to be colored is applied. The process of marbling was known in Japan as early as the 9th cent. A.D.; it reached Europe in the 17th cent.

Marbling

The process of painting a wood surface so that it will resemble marble.

marbling

[′mär·bliŋ]
(engineering)
The use of antiquing techniques to achieve the appearance of marble in a paint film.

marbling, marbleizing

The use of antiquing techniques to achieve the appearance of marble in a paint film.