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A usually scaled-down version or model of an intended work such as a sculpture or mural.

[French, from Italian macchietta, sketch, diminutive of macchia, spot, from Latin macula.]
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(Art Terms) a sculptor's small preliminary model or sketch
[C20: from French, from Italian macchietta a little sketch, from macchia, from macchiare, from Latin maculāre to stain, from macula spot, blemish]
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(mæˈkɛt, mə-)

a small model or study in three dimensions for a sculptural or architectural project.
[1900–05; < French < Italian macchietta, diminutive of macchia a sketch, complex of lines]
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(French: “small model”) A small wax or clay model made by a sculptor in preparation for larger work.
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(11.) Medeiros LR, Rosa DD, Bozzetti MC, Fachel JM, Furness S, Garry R, et al.
Si tratta di una serie di bozzetti che lo scrittore raccoglie sotto la dicitura "tipi".
The transition from Gallery VIII of the Fitzwilliam, with its crimson walls, Van Dyck portraits and plethora of Rubens bozzetti, into the dark ultramarine blue of the Octagon Gallery is dramatic, requiring instant ocular adjustment.
The agreement was signed by Khaled Al Huraimel, group CEO of Bee'ah and Prof Dott Giovanni Bozzetti, president of Ambienthesis SPA, at Bee'ah's head office on June 25, in the presence of Liborio Stellino, ambassador of Italy to the UAE; Valentina Setta, Counsul-General of Italy; and Fahad Shehail, group chief of staff at Bee'ah.
Chedid MB, Chedid MF, Ilha DO, Bozzetti MC, Chaves L, Griza D, et al.
Bozzetti et al., "Neutrophil apoptosis: a marker of disease severity in sepsis and sepsis-induced acute respiratory distress syndrome," Critical Care, vol.
Bozzetti et al., "High secondary aerosol contribution to particulate pollution during haze events in China," Nature, vol.
Bozzetti et al., "Laparoscopy versus Laparotomy for benign ovarian tumour," Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, vol.
(9.) Bozzetti F, Mariani L, Lo Vullo S, Amerio ML, Biffi R, Caccialanza R, et al.
Staun, M, Pironi L, Bozzetti F, Baxter J, Forbes A, Joly F, et al.
[16.] Stervbo U, Bozzetti C, Baron U, Jurchott K, Meier S, Malzer JN, et al.