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VIGNETTE (Fr. for " little vine ")

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Originally appearing in Volume V28, Page 61 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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VIGNETTE (Fr. for " little vine "), in architecture, a running ornament, representing, as its name imports, a little vine, with branches, leaves and grapes. It is common in the Tudor period, and runs or roves in a large hollow or casement. It is also called trayle. From the transference of the term to book-illustration resulted the sense of a small picture, vanishing gradually at the edge.
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