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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Damaskeen \Dam"as*keen`\, Damasken \Dam"as*ken\, v. t. [F. damaschinare. See Damascene, v.] To decorate, as iron, steel, etc., with a peculiar marking or "water" produced in the process of manufacture, or with designs produced by inlaying or incrusting with another metal, as silver or gold, or by etching, etc., to damask. [1913 Webster] Damaskeening is is partly mosaic work, partly engraving, and partly carving. --Ure. [1913 Webster]