- 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
Example Sentences Including 'trompe'
I'm restoring the trompe l'oeil, making it look like rosewood with a mahogany inlay.
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.
The Best Spas (1989)
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