vermiculation

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English[edit]

23 April 2015citationThe flower and insect decoration … with gold vermiculation and stylized gold myrtle garlands.

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vermiculation (plural vermiculations)

  1. A pattern of irregular wavy lines.
    • 1907, Robert William Chambers, chapter V, in The Younger Set (Project Gutenberg; EBook #14852), New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, published 1 February 2005 (Project Gutenberg version), OCLC 24962326:
      As a matter of fact its narrow ornate façade presented not a single quiet space that the eyes might rest on after a tiring attempt to follow and codify the arabesques, foliations, and intricate vermiculations of what some disrespectfully dubbed as “near-aissance.”
  2. (medicine, dated) Peristalsis.