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Camʹeo

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An anaglyph on a precious stone. The anaglyph is when the figure is raised in relief; an intaglio is when the figure is hollowed out. The word cameo means an onyx, and the most famous cameo in the world is the onyx containing the apotheõsis of Augustus. These precious stones have two layers of different colours, one serving for the figure, and the other for the ground.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Cambrian
Cambrian Series (in geology)
Cambric
Cambuscan
Cambyses
Camden Society
Camel
Camellia
Camelot (Somersetshire)
Camelote
Cameo
Cameron Highlanders
Cameronian Regiment
Cameronians
Camilla
Camillus
Camisard
Camisarde
Camisole
Camisole de Force
Camlan (Battle of, Cornwall)

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Cameo