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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of inlay.
  • adj. Set into a surface in a decorative pattern.
  • adj. Having an inset decorative pattern.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • of inlay.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. adorned by inlays

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Examples

  • Manuscript title inlaid to window-panel with engraved border.

    Book Patrol

  • 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.

    Uncle Sam Wants You to Bid on This Fine Weasel Fur Coat

  • 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.

    The Golden Chersonese and the way thither

  • 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.

    Olaf the Glorious A Story of the Viking Age

  • 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 Aeneid of Virgil

  • 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.

    Young Knights of the Empire : Their Code, and Further Scout Yarns

  • 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.

    The Golden Chersonese and the Way Thither

  • 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

    Life of Her Most Gracious Majesty the Queen — Volume 2

  • 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.

    Lives of the Most Eminent Painters Sculptors and Architects Vol. 03 (of 10), Filarete and Simone to Mantegna

  • 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.”

    The Iliad of Homer

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