from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as parquetry.

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

  • noun a patterned wood inlay used to cover a floor


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  • "Ay, sir, so it is," said the big sailor; and together the pair went from room to room, Tom May insisting upon looking under the couch in the study, under the table, and then lifting up the square of Turkey carpet that half covered the well-made parqueterie floor, which glistened with the polishing given to it by busy slave labour.

    Hunting the Skipper The Cruise of the "Seafowl" Sloop


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