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fillet

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A flat and narrow moulding on the surface of a wall or between the flutes of an Ionic or Corinthian column.

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The Diner’s Dictionary (2 ed.)

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2013

... The word fillet originally denoted a narrow band or strip in general, and particularly a headband. English borrowed it in the fourteenth century from Old French filet , which in turn came from a diminutive form of Latin filum ‘thread’. Its original culinary application, which dates from the fifteenth century, was to the lean tender strip of meat beneath an animal's ribs: ‘Take fillets of pork and partly roast them,’ Liber Cocorum ( 1420 ). In the case of pork, tenderloin has replaced fillet , but we still speak of fillet of beef (and in...

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
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38 words

... A plain line tooled on to a bookbinding, or the wheel-shaped tool used to produce such lines. Fillet s may be single, double, or multiple depending on the number of engraved lines on the rim of...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology (3 ed.)

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2021
Subject:
Archaeology
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23 words

... [Co] A flat and narrow moulding on the surface of a wall or between the flutes of an Ionic or Corinthian...

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A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering (2 ed.)

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2020

... 1. A triangular-shaped piece of material inserted into the angle between two materials to strengthen the joint. 2. A timber moulding used to cover the joint between two...

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A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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2015

... n. A narrow strip of meat or other material; also, a non-technical name for the lemniscus . [Via Old French from Latin filum a cord or...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Architecture (4 ed.)

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2021
Subject:
Art & Architecture
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106 words

... Small, narrow, flat moulding , usually a plain band in a group of mouldings, either of projecting rectangular section or simply a flat surface between other mouldings, such as flutes of a column- shaft , or one of the elements of an Attic base between the torus and scotia . It often defines, emphasizes, and clarifies mouldings, as at the top of a cornice , above the cyma recta , where it is termed list or listel . An annulet is a very small fillet, e.g. between the channels under the echinus of a Doric capital...

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts

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Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
49 words

... . In architecture and the decorative arts, a narrow, flat, raised moulding used to give emphasis or to hide the edges of wallpaper or hangings; in leatherwork (especially bookbinding), the term denotes a wheel tool used to impress a straight line or the straight line made by the...

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Anthony Quiney

The Oxford Companion to Architecture

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Art & Architecture
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55 words

... A narrow projecting band. In classical architecture it separates curved mouldings, as for example between the flutes of a column or pilaster, or it may be the uppermost member of a cornice. In medieval architecture it may run along an arch, a shaft or roll moulding to produce a pronounced edge. Anthony...

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A Dictionary of Food and Nutrition (4 ed.)

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2014

... The lean, tender strip of meat beneath an animal's ribs, especially beef. Now also used to mean a lean cut of veal, lamb, or pork from the top of the hind leg. Filet mignon (French ‘dainty fillet’) is a small, round cut of beef from the centre of the fillet, similar to tournedos...

filet mignon

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Garner's Modern English Usage (5 ed.)

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Current Version:
2022
Subject:
Language reference
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60 words

... mignon . The plural of this phrase is filet mignons (or, more stuffily, filets mignons ). ( See plurals (b) .) But when the second word is dropped, the plural is filets . While AmE uses the spelling filet /fi- lay / , BrE spells it fillet / fil -әt/ . Current ratio in print ( filet mignons vs. filets mignons ): 1.1:1 ...

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The Diner’s Dictionary (2 ed.)

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2013

... mignon A small round tender cut of beef from the centre of the fillet , similar to the tournedos. The term, which in French means ‘dainty fillet’, has been in fairly common use in American English since the beginning of the twentieth century, but never seems to have caught on to the same extent in British...

fillet saw

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A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering (2 ed.)

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2020

... saw A small...

glazing fillet

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A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering (2 ed.)

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2020

...fillet A * glazing bead...

fillet chisel

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A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering (2 ed.)

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2020

... chisel A tool used by a mason for working...

fillet gauge

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A Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering (2 ed.)

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2019

...fillet gauge A device used to check whether the dimensions of a fillet weld are within specified tolerances...

tilting fillet

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A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering (2 ed.)

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2020

...fillet ( doubling piece , skew fillet ) A piece of timber inserted at the eaves of a roof to raise the bottom row of...

Fillet flap

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A-Z of Plastic Surgery

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Medicine and health, Surgery
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14 words

... flap Uses skin and vascular supply to an otherwise destroyed digit for...

fillet weld

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A Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering (2 ed.)

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2019

...fillet weld A weld of triangular cross section used to join two plates at right...

arris fillet

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A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering (2 ed.)

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2020

...fillet A triangular-shaped piece of wood that is nailed across the rafters and used to raise the roofing slates where they abut a chimney or wall. Similar to a tilting fillet or eaves...

tile fillet

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A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering (2 ed.)

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2020

...fillet ( tile listing ) A tile whose upper edge is fully bedded in mortar at an abutment. Used instead of a cover flashing...

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