One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A marking made by, or resembling the track of, a worm.
- ‘Dennis will show you everything from mixing paints to airbrushing vermiculations on the cheek and body of a smallmouth bass.’
- ‘Then use the stencil pulled tightly over the back of your fish to spray the vermiculation quickly and easily.’
- 1.1Architecture mass noun Wavy lines cut into the surface of stone, used for decoration.
- ‘Here it is used to give the same kind of textural effect that classical architects achieved using a spaghetti-like random pattern called vermiculation.’
Early 17th century: from Latin vermiculatio(n-), from the verb vermiculari (see vermiculate).
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