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 for Niello
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Niello \Ni*el"lo\, n. [It. niello, LL. nigellum a black of
     blackish enamel, fr. L. nigellus, dim. of niger black. See
     Negro, and cf. Anneal.]
     1. A metallic alloy of a deep black color.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. The art, process, or method of decorating metal with
        incised designs filled with the black alloy.
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     3. A piece of metal, or any other object, so decorated.
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     4. An impression on paper taken from an ancient incised
        decoration or metal plate.
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     5. An impression on paper taken from the engraved or incised
        surface before the niello alloy has been inlaid.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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