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Cartouche

(kärto͞osh`), 1693–1721, nickname of Louis Dominique Bourguignon, French highwayman. His band terrorized the Paris area until his capture. He was broken on the wheel. Cartouche's daring exploits have been celebrated in stories, dramas, ballads, and popular prints.

Cartouche

A decorative ornamental tablet resembling a scroll of paper with the center either inscribed or left plain; but framed with an elaborate scroll-like carving.

Cartouche

 

an ornament in the shape of a shield or a partially unrolled scroll, on which a coat of arms, emblem, or inscription was placed. Carved or stucco cartouches decorated the main entrances of palaces. Cartouches also appeared on geographic maps, tombstones, and ancient documents. The ornament was widely used in the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries.

REFERENCE

Hadergott, B. Die Kartusche…. Gottingen, 1955.

cartouche

[kar′tüsh]
(graphic arts)
A border or scroll that is decorative and executed with a pen or brush.

cartouche

1. An ornamental tablet often inscribed or decorated, and framed with elaborate scroll-like carving.
2. A modillion of curved form.
3. In Egyptian hieroglyphics and derivatives, a frame around the Pharaoh’s name.

cartouche

, cartouch
1. a carved or cast ornamental tablet or panel in the form of a scroll, sometimes having an inscription
2. an oblong figure enclosing characters expressing royal or divine names in Egyptian hieroglyphics
3. the paper case holding combustible materials in certain fireworks
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Ashmawy also told state-owned media outlet, Ahram Online, that the cartouches are surmounted with double feathers with a sun disk in between, and beneath them there is a decorative gold sign.
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His bringing of an obelisk to Rome is illustrated in the detail showing Civitavecchia; also recalled is his attempt to revive the ancient port facilities of Ostia.(33) A boundary agreement between Bologna and Ferrara conduded in 1579 (when the Galleria delle carte geografiche was already under construction) is hailed in special cartouches, and highlighted by a red border line, in the maps of the two districts.
Sa production de cartouches se chiffre a 750 mille par mois, soit 9 millions par annee.
Fumeur regulier de narguile depuis 10 ans, Yoane Edery a pris peur en apprenant qu'il consommait l'equivalent d'une cartouche chaque jour.
It was traditional for a minister's tomb to be adorned with the cartouche of the ruler.
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L'emploi de cartouches, de tirs de balles et de feux d'artifices pour menacer ou attaquer les installations seraient inadmissibles sur tous les plans, abstarction faite des divergences politiques, avait confirme le ministre de l'Interieur, qui a assure que les Egyptiens ne devraient en aucun cas payer les pots casses des divergences politiques.
The following photographs show a cross section of original production as well as arsenal rework cartouches appearing on the stocks of both the Model 1891 Mannlicher-Carcano as well as the Model 1870/87 and 1870/87/15 Vetterli rifles.
Sometimes it gets a little kookier, as in wicca woman Annette Lawrence's "blood drawings," which bear such comically essentialist-womanist (feminist is definitely the wrong word) titles as "Moons" and "The Ancestors and the Womb." Dates radiate outward in vaginal/lunar/Mayan-calendrical symbolic formation, sometimes accompanied by supersilly, Egyptoid hieroglyphic cartouches. Perhaps Lawrence has been influenced by the movie Stargate - you know, the one where Egyptologist James Spader journeys back in time through the eponymous gate to meet trannie Jaye Davidson as pharoah/alien.