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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A decoration made by fitting pieces of wood into prepared slots in a surface; (dentistry) a filling consisting of a solid substance (as gold or porcelain) fitted to a cavity in a tooth and cemented into place.

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  • The so-called Bosnian inlay is mainly of Albanian origin, and much of it actually Albanian handicraft.
  • The inlay was a trifle scuffed from the axe's late use.
  • When grafting limbs of large trees at this time of the year, one of the techniques used is called inlay bark grafting.
  • I take simple wooden birdhouses and "inlay" them with stone, tiles, treasures and sometimes momentos when I do a custom order for someone. for more
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