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Word: patina

Definition: green crust on old bronze works or copper; tone slowly taken by varnished painting


Sentences Containing 'patina'

Engravings were effected by chiseling through this patina, exposing the lighter rock underneath.
Sandstone rocks at Twyfelfontein are covered by the so-called desert varnish, a hard patina that appears brown or dark grey.

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