low relief

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Recent Examples on the Web Watch your step Set into the floor just north of the Grand Boulevard entrance is a large bronze shield in low relief. Dan Austin, Detroit Free Press, "Happy 90th Fisher Building! 10 fascinating facts about a Detroit icon," 1 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of low relief

1667, in the meaning defined above

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“Low relief.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/low%20relief. Accessed 15 May. 2021.

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