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 (dăm′ə-sēn′, dăm′ə-sēn′)
tr.v. dam·a·scened, dam·a·scen·ing, dam·a·scenes
To decorate (metal) with wavy patterns of inlay or etching.
1. Metalwork decorated with wavy patterns of inlay or etching.
2. Fabric having a wavy pattern; moiré.
1. Of or relating to damascening.
2. Of or relating to damask.

[French damasquiner, from damasquin, of Damascus, from Latin Damascēnus, from Greek Damaskēnos, from Damaskos, Damascus.]

dam′a·scen′er n.
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References in classic literature ?
The guards who followed the young woman presented a violent contrast to her, armed as they were with naked sabres hung at their waists, and long damascened pistols, and bearing a corpse on a palanquin.
Nevertheless, the remarkably pointed and lofty roof of the modern palace, bristling with carved eaves, covered with sheets of lead, where coiled a thousand fantastic arabesques of sparkling incrustations of gilded bronze, that roof, so curiously damascened, darted upwards gracefully from the midst of the brown ruins of the ancient edifice; whose huge and ancient towers, rounded by age like casks, sinking together with old age, and rending themselves from top to bottom, resembled great bellies unbuttoned.
The head has a fine damascened decoration and the gilt handle has pierced and incised floral design.