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See also: smaltò
smalto (plural smalti)
- A piece of coloured glass used in mosaic.
1848, The Yearbook of Facts in Science and Art, Simpkin, Marshall, and Company, page 86:
- This is done by striking the smalto with a sharp-edged hammer, directly over a similar edge, placed vertically beneath.
1857, “The applications of improved machinery and materials to art-manufacture”, in The Art Journal, page 112:
- The smalto is thus broken as far as possible into the form desired, and it is afterwards ground with emery powder upon a lead wheel until the precise size and form are obtained.
2005, Reham Aarti Jacobsen, Mosaics for the First Time, page 38:
- Press the smalti into the adhesive in a rainbow pattern along the frame, with as small a gap as possible between the pieces.
smalto m (plural smalti)
- enamel (all senses)
- (heraldry) tincture
Gli cinque smalti dell'araldica sono rosso, azzurro, nero, verde e porpora
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- Russian: сма́льта (smálʹta)