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.
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         Damaskeening is is partly mosaic work, partly
         engraving, and partly carving.           --Ure.
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