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medallion

an oval or circular decorative device resembling a medal, usually bearing a portrait or relief moulding, used in architecture and textile design

Medallion

An ornamental plaque, usually round or oval in shape, inscribed with an object in low relief, such as a head, flower or figure, and applied to a wall or frieze.

Medallion

 

a framed oval or round panel bearing a figurative or ornamental composition (molded or carved relief, painting, or mosaic). Medallions are used to decorate buildings and furniture.

medallion

1. An ornamental plaque (often round, oval, or square, but may be of any other form) representing an object or design in relief, such as a figure, flower, or head.
2. A ceiling ornament, often cast in plaster, at the center of which is often hung a chandelier or luminaire; also called a rose or rosette.
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The orphreys were woven in a diaper of red and gold silk, and were starred with medallions of many saints and martyrs, among whom was St.
The day the fleurs de lys were cut out of the medallions of the treasury, and the king laid down his arms, I thought our mistress would have had the hysterics on our account.
It was one of those entrance-halls which make the surrounding rooms look like closets--with stucco angels, trumpets, and flower-wreaths on the lofty ceiling, and great medallions of miscellaneous heroes on the walls, alternating with statues in niches.
Furniture had been made for it specially, upholstered in beautiful ribbed stuff, made to order, of dull gold colour with a pale blue tracery of arabesques and oval medallions enclosing Rita's monogram, repeated on the backs of chairs and sofas, and on the heavy curtains reaching from ceiling to floor.
Archer turned from the fascinated contemplation of a small painting representing two Cardinals carousing, in an octagonal ebony frame set with medallions of onyx.
HVM CIO Jay Hickman, who has stirred controversy by publishing research on the taxi medallion industry, says the average New York City taxi-medallion owner has experienced a sharper drop in earnings than anyone has yet admitted.
Richard Kay, president of the Taxicab Service Association, which is a group of four New York City area credit unions that makes taxi medallion loans, acknowledged the industry has seen some turmoil this year, but maintained an optimistic outlook about both it and the value of medallions.
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Medallion Foods, which manufactures Medallion Tortilla Chips and other snack products made with corn, wouldn't say what the new line is, according to Jon Chadwell, director of the Newport Economic Development Commission.