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  • small piece of hard stone with a raised design, esp one with two coloured layers so that the background is of a different colour from the design [Barron]
    1. a small piece of sculpture on a stone or shell cut in relief in one layer with another contrasting layer serving as background
    2. a brief but dramatic appearance of a prominent actor, as in a single scene of a motion picture

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