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trompe (trɑmp Pronunciation for )

Definitions

noun

  1. an apparatus formerly used for producing a blast, as in a blast furnace, by means of water falling through a tube and sucking in air which is diverted to the furnace

Word Origin

Fr, lit., trumpet

Example Sentences Including 'trompe'

I'm restoring the trompe l'oeil, making it look like rosewood with a mahogany inlay.
Katherine Mosb THE SEASON OF LILLIAN DAWES (2002)
Other interesting elements include a handcrafted trompe l'oeil painting on the walls.
Chicago Sun-Times (2003)
You eat here beneath a trompe l'oeil ceiling painted with sky and clouds and hung with a real silver and crystal chandelier.
Van Itallie, Theodore B. (MD) & Hadley, Leila (editor) The Best Spas (1989)

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