American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. Past tense and past participle of inlay.
- adj. Set into a surface in a decorative pattern: a mahogany dresser with an inlaid teak design.
- adj. Decorated with a pattern set into a surface: inlaid antique furniture.
- adj. Having a pattern that goes through to the backing. Used of linoleum or vinyl flooring.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of inlay.
- adj. of a design Set into a surface in a decorative pattern.
- adj. of the surface of an item Having an inset decorative pattern.
GNU Webster's 1913
- of inlay.
- adj. adorned by inlays
“Manuscript title inlaid to window-panel with engraved border.”
“Ms. Sprague had spent the afternoon sorting a jumble of new arrivals: 21 boxes of medicine containing dried sea horse; an antique sword inlaid with sea turtle shell; several bottles of foul-looking wine purportedly good for treating arthritis with pickled snakes coiled inside.”
“Further, on hearing of the victory, the King of Siam, from whom Malacca had been “usurped by the Moors,” sent to the conqueror a cup of gold, a carbuncle, and a sword inlaid with gold.”
“And to hasten Olaf's departure he gave him great gifts of well wrought weapons -- a splendid sword inlaid with gold on the blade and set in the hilt with dear bought gems, and a shield of embossed brass.”
“So speaks he weeping, and ungirds from his shoulder the sword inlaid with gold, fashioned with marvellous skill by Lycaon of Gnosus and fitly set in a sheath of ivory.”
“The floors of the rooms were made of cement, upon which ornamental mosaic was inlaid, that is, a pattern made out of very small stones of different colours.”
“Further, on hearing of the victory, the King of Siam, from whom Malacca had been "usurped by the Moors," sent to the conqueror a cup of gold, a carbuncle, and a sword inlaid with gold.”
“Garter, shoulder-strap and sword inlaid with diamonds, white satin waistcoat brocaded with gold, breeches of crimson velvet with gold buttons, shoes of black kid with red heels and diamond buckles, three - cornered hat trimmed with gold lace, edged with white ostrich feathers, a magnificent loop of diamonds, and the black cockade of the”
“He was among the first to discover the method of decorating standards and other sorts of hangings with the so-called inlaid work, to the end that the colours might not fade and might show the tint of the cloth on either side.”
“He stood up and said among the Argives, “We bid two champions put on their armour, take their keen blades, and make trial of one another in the presence of the multitude; whichever of them can first wound the flesh of the other, cut through his armour, and draw blood, to him will I give this goodly Thracian sword inlaid with silver, which I took from Asteropaeus, but the armour let both hold in partnership, and I will give each of them a hearty meal in my own tent.””
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