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Moire Antique

(French) is silk, etc., moiré (watered) in the antique style, or to resemble the material worn in olden times. The figuring of tin like frostwork or scales is called moiré métallique.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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