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marquetry

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

marqueterie \mar"que*te*rie\, marquetry \mar"quet*ry\, noun [F. marqueterie, from marqueter to checker, inlay, fr. marque mark, sign; of German origin. See {Mark} a sign.] Inlaid work; work inlaid with pieces of wood, shells, ivory, veneer, and the like, of several colors, fitted together to form a design or picture that is then used to ornament furniture.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

marquetry

noun

1: inlaid veneers are fitted together to form a design or picture that is then used to ornament furniture [syn: {marquetry}, {marqueterie}]


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