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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Decorative work of inlaid wood, ivory or metal used in furniture or flooring.

Usage examples (38)
  • The floors were a work of art due to the marquetry used throughout the house.
  • The inlay of wood has been called marquetry and intarsia, and was used principally on furniture and choir stalls.
  • The dining-room floor is in marquetry — perfect folly!
  • The marquetry of the stalls was executed in the 16th cent. for more
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