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gesso

gesso. Plaster of Paris, or gypsum, mixed with glue and whiting (ground chalk) used to prepare a flat surface for painting, or to raise parts of the surface to enhance enrichment of a painting, as in the exquisite late-medieval panels of the chancel-screen in St Edmund's Church, Southwold, Suffolk. Gesso duro is of superior quality, used for making bas-reliefs which are then painted to resemble terracotta or faïence.

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gessobasso, El Paso, Picasso, Sargasso, Tasso •fatso, paparazzo, terrazzo •Brasso •espresso, gesso •intermezzo, mezzo •scherzo •peso, say-so •calypso, dipso •schizo • Mato Grosso • torso • also •amoroso, capriccioso, oloroso, so-so •Caruso, Robinson Crusoe, Rousseau, trousseau •so-and-so •Curaçao, curassow •Thurso, verso

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