Nonpareil: A very basic pattern, in which the comb was drawn in a straight line from top to bottom. Many other patterns have the nonpareil as an intermediate step, before the final pattern is drawn, such as the peacock or feather.
This example shown below is deliberately slightly irregular. I bent some of the teeth on my comb very slightly to give a jagged effect, in imitation of the beat-up old tools the old-time marblers always seemed to use, since their nonpareils were usually uneven like this one.
A very fine-combed Nonpareil like this is useful for small projects, like making miniature books:
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