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.

2.

The art, process, or method of decorating metal with incised designs filled with the black alloy.

3.

A piece of metal, or any other object, so decorated.

4.

An impression on paper taken from an ancient incised decoration or metal plate.

 

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Ni*el"lo (?), n.

An impression on paper taken from the engraved or incised surface before the niello alloy has been inlaid.

 

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