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gallinule

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A fairly large, duck-like waterbird having dark, bluish-purple plumage and red legs.

gamma

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a stylized cross; also, the third item in a series or system of classification

garland

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a wreath, especially one of plaited flowers or leaves, worn on the body or draped as a decoration

Gaulish

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the name for the language of the ancient Celtic peoples who inhabited modern France and Belgium at the time of Ptolemaic Egypt (323 to 30 BC)

gesso

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a preparation of plaster of Paris and glue used as a base for low relief or as a surface for painting

Gnathian

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A vase that is characteristically black-glazed, with red, white and yellow decoration applied to its surface

Gnostic

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of or relating to Gnosticism, a belief that held that spirit is good, matter is evil, salvation consists in deliverance of the spirit from matter, and salvation is achieved by means of a secret or higher knowledge

Gobelin

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Gobelin is the name of a French tapestry that flourished during the seventeenth century AD. The name comes from a dye works founded in the mid-fifteenth century by Jean Gobelin.

guilloche

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An ornamental border formed of two or more curved bands that interlace to repeat a circular design.

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