One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘A large basso-relievo representing a lion courant, probably the arms of the city or those of its rulers, has been inserted into the inner wall above the western gate.’
- ‘I produced a basso-relievo in silver, carved with a group of foliages and several figures of youths, and other beautiful grotesques.’
- ‘There is a big granite basso-relievo in the frontispiece of the memorial which is 41.8 metres long, 5.4 metres high.’
- ‘It particularly affected me when I saw the destruction made to get down the basso-relievos on the walls of the frieze.’
- ‘The top of the bluestone doorframe is a vast transversal stone upon which the building's name is engraved, along with other fancy basso-relievo serving as decoration.’
Mid 17th century: from Italian basso-rilievo.
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