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marbling, in bookbinding, a process of coloring the sides, edges, or end papers of a book in a design that suggests the veins and mottles of marble. In tree marbling, as of tree calf bindings, the design suggests also the trunk and branches of a tree. In tree marbling, liquid colors are run over a surface bent to form a trough; the trunk of the tree is produced in the bottom of the trough. In other marbling, the colors are arranged on the surface of a liquid, and to this the surface to be colored is applied. The process of marbling was known in Japan as early as the 9th cent. AD; it reached Europe in the 17th cent.

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marbling. Process, practice, craft, or finish by which, using paint, a marble finish is suggested. An expert painter and decorator can produce some astonishingly convincing effects, e.g. on column-shafts, dados, etc. Marbling is of considerable antiquity.

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mar·bling / ˈmärbəling/ • n. coloring or marking that resembles variegated marble. ∎  streaks of fat in lean meat.

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