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cartouche.
1. Carved element resembling a sheet of parchment, with its ends or corners rolled, usually carrying an inscription.

2. Ornamental or inscribed tablet, as in a mural funerary memorial, with an elaborate scroll-like frame resembling curling pieces of parchment, common in Baroque work.

3. Any ornament in the form of a scroll, such as a console or Ionic volute.

4. Ancon, console modillion, mutule, or truss supporting an entablature instead of a column, especially an ornamented key-stone of an arch touching the entablature above.

5. Ring-like frame around figures or characters expressing Royal or Divine titles in Egyptian hieroglyphs.

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car·touche / kärˈtoōsh/ • n. a carved tablet or drawing representing a scroll with rolled-up ends, used ornamentally or bearing an inscription. ∎  Archaeol. an oval or oblong enclosing a group of Egyptian hieroglyphs, typically representing the name and title of a monarch.

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Cartouche (kärtōōsh´), 1693–1721, nickname of Louis Dominique Bourguignon, French highwayman. His band terrorized the Paris area until his capture. He was broken on the wheel. Cartouche's daring exploits have been celebrated in stories, dramas, ballads, and popular prints.

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cartouche †cartridge; (archit.) corbel, tablet, etc. XVII. — F. cartouche cornet of paper, cartridge — It. cartoccio, f. carta paper (cf. CARD 2).

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cartouche an oval or oblong enclosing a group of Egyptian hieroglyphs, typically representing the name and title of a monarch.

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cartouche

cartouchebarouche, cartouche, douche, farouche, louche, ruche, sloosh, swoosh, tarboosh •scaramouch

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